11:15pm - deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, finds and starts collecting seeds
11:17pm - kangaroo mouse, Microdipodops megacephalus, hops in while deer's away
11:27pm - deer versus kangaroo!
11:36pm - to the victor go the spoils
11:39pm - kangaroo stuffs the last of the seeds into its pouches
The next night at 12:08am - deer returns to the seedless battlefield
The mousy moral to this story?
Don't mess with kangaroos, man - they know them crazy Matrix-style moves.
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - Dark Kangaroo Mouse
- Hafner, Reddington, Craig - Journal of Mammalogy Vol. 87, No. 6, Dec. 2006 - Kangaroo Mice of the Mono Basin: Phylogeography of a Peripheral Isolate
- O' Farrel, Blaustein - American Society of Mammalogists, June 1974 - Microdipodops megacephalus