Length: 36 - 49"
Habitat: Mature deciduous and mixed woodlands. In summer, frequents
forest edges, forest clearings, and woodlands
near agricultural areas. In winter, withdraws deep into the forest, preferring areas with mast-producing
trees and some coniferous trees for roosting.
Herbaceous vegetation, including buds, leaves, stems, roots, and tubers;
seeds, grains, mast such as acorns and beechnuts, wild fruits and
berries, insects and spiders. Sometimes, snails and small amphibians.