OK a few basic assumptions here.
- territories are 7 x 8 kilometers.
- Wild mouse population density is up to 15 mice per acre.
This gives us a total population of 207570 mice or more!
For those who think in square miles the territories are about 21.6 square miles.
I expect that the civilized mice of the territories can actually sustain a higher population density than wild mice.
Although this seems a staggering number of mice, it actually seems proportunate to the human population of my home county of St. Lawrence county, NY. This is a predominantly rural county similar in feel to the territories. With a human population density of 42 per square mile.
Yes, I suppose I do need to get a life. I can’t help it though, my dad was a biologist who studied mouse population dynamics