Prebles Mouse Listing Appealed Again
Cheyenne, Wy – On the same day the U-S fish and wildlife service rejected three petitions to delist the Preble's meadow jumping mouse, the state has gotten in the picture. Because they say researchers of Denver's Museum of Nature and Science say the mouse is not genetically distinct from a common mouse, the state is the latest to ask Fish and Wildlife to remove it from the list of threatened and endangered animals.
Mary Jennings of U-S Fish and Wildlife in Cheyenne says they are aware of the Denver study, but have not looked at it or Wyoming's appeal. She says they will study the petition and look closely at the science before rendering a decision.