Wood Mouse small sized toby jug produced by Quail Ceramics of the Midlands, England, circa 2020. The wood mouse is a murid rodent native to Europe and northwestern Africa. It is closely related to the yellow-necked mouse but differs in that it has no band of yellow fur around the neck, has slightly smaller ears, and is usually slightly smaller overall. It is found across most of Europe and is a very common and widespread species, is commensal with people and is sometimes considered a pest. Wood mice are primarily seed eaters, particularly seeds of trees such as oak, beech, ash, lime, hawthorn, and sycamore. If seeds are plentiful on the ground, they carry them back to their nests/burrows for storage.