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  • Why would a wild mouse run in circles continuously
  • Why does a field mouse keep turning in circles?

 
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    10-27-2009, 06:43 PM
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mouse running in circles?

So I definitely found a field mouse on the road running in circles (only clockwise circles, it can't seem to go in a straight line or counter clockwise) in the middle of the road. I scooped him or her up becuase it was going to get hit if he/she stayed there and now I'm wondering what to do...

I'm going to call my vet but should I really just let it go and be eaten? Anybody have experience with this?
     
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    10-27-2009, 07:37 PM
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It was born in the wild and should have minimal or no human contact. If the mouse has a neurological defect, it is better for it to die anyways before it breeds and creates more defective mice. I know it may seem nicer to keep the mouse and nurse it back to health, but this is a wild animal and it should be up to nature whether the mouse lives or dies. It is best for the mouse to be released into the wild.
     
    10-27-2009, 08:12 PM
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Yeah, I kinda decided that and I let it go. We have a huge field in my backyard so I just put it back there where it can hopefully find it's way to somewhere safe. =) Thanks!
     
    11-02-2009, 06:55 AM
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In case you are still interested in why... it probably had A) a brain tumor/neurological defect or B) an ear infection. It is not un-common to have a spinning domestic mouse, a round of antibiotics clears it up

For a wild mouse it is best to set it free and let nature take it's course
     
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