Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Common name - Cape spiny mouse. Kaapse stekelmuis
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Description Total length 17cm, weight about 21g. Dark greyish-brown, lighter and tinged rusty on flanks. Underparts and feet white, upper part of belly grey. The guard coar on upper parts is composed of harsh bristly hairs which are longer and stiffer on the rump. Tail covered with short bristles, dark above and white below. Nocturnal, terrestrial, in rocky areas on mountain slopes.
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