Yellow-necked mouse

( Latin: Apodemus flavicollis)

Most yellow-necked mice spend the whole of the year out in the open, but some enter houses, usually later on than the house mice, about the end of October. They will eat stores of fruit in cellars or other places.

In the wild, yellow-necked mice feed on all kinds of seeds and they are very fond of hazelnuts and almonds. They are primarily woodland animals, which have spread to gardens and parks with scattered trees and bushes. They are common in many parts of Europe and also occur in southern England. The closely related wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus, is found throughout the British Isles and it also enters buildings in autumn.