Hares, rabbits, field-mice, waterrats, rats, squirrels, moles, game-birds, pigeons, and small birds, form the chief food of the wild cat.
It is true indeed that in zoological nomenclature some of these are distinguished as "voles," but this is not in accord with popular usage, where such creatures - come under the designation either of water-rats or field-mice.
Fleming, author of a work on British animals) for the water-rat and those species of field-mice which have cheek-teeth of the same general type.
In some South American field mice and the Scandinavian wood lemming, XY females are commonplace.
A singular menace to agriculture in Nevada was the plague in1907-1908of Carson field mice.