The Mouse in Gus' Pocket  LbNA # 29160

Placed DateMar 11 2007
LocationTennessee Colony, TX
Found By suzyq
Last Found Jul 8 2011
Hike Distance?

What IS the mouse in Gus' Pocket? Why - it's the Hispid Pocket Mouse!

Hiding in the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, this little mouse is begging for a visitor.

Here's a little more on Gus Engeling WMA:

Be sure and bring binoculars for this box and plan to spend a little time here. Sign in at the entry and pick up a map. Proceed down the road, observing the management stations as you go. When you reach the Beaver Pond, park your car and get out to explore a little. Proceed along the trail from the parking lot, winding around briefly until you reach the raised wooden sidewalk.

Continue along the sidewalk, carefully following it around the Beaver Pond. Almost any vantage point along this trail is worthy of the binoculars, so keep them handy!

Eventually the trail turns away from the lake and the wooden trail ends. Continue along the dirt path until you reach the signpost that bears the number "15". Standing by this post, turn and face the direction from which you just came. To the left of the path is a fairly large tree. At the base of the tree and behind it is the box.

Please recover well and most importantly, do not poke around this one with unprotected hands, and keep your eyes open for alligators. They are well-documented in the park and this particular area seems as though it would be especially inviting, if I were the alligator sort of person.