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SHOTLIST:AP Television -- AP CLIENTS ONLYJuly 19, 2013Chicago, Illinois1. Zoo staff put a tiny collar on mouse as it gets anesthesia through a tube NAT SOUND: "OK! (pause) And she's done."2. Shot of mouse on table3. Wider shot of zoo staff in medical masks with mice on table4. Tight shot of zoo staff checking heart rate5. Tighter shot of three collared/anesthetized mice in plastic containers6. SOUNDBITE: Allison Sacerdote-Velat, reintroduction biologist at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo (transcript below)AP Television -- AP CLIENTS ONLYJuly 24, 2013Grayslake, Illinois++NOTE SOME OF SHOT 6 OVERLAID WITH AUDIO++7. Biologists walk with mice in boxes into the Rollins Savanna, part of the Lake County (Ill.) Forest Preserves NAT SOUND: Swishing of prairie grass8. SOUNDBITE: Tim Preuss, wildlife biologist, Lake County Forest Preserves (transcript below)++NOTE SHOT 8 OVERLAID WITH AUDIO++9. Shot of flower-strewn prairie10. Biologist Sacerdote-Velat takes tape off plastic box with mouse to prepare for release NAT SOUND: "He's raring to go here."11. Biologist walks through grass to release mouse NAT SOUND: swishing grass12. Biologist opens plastic box, revealing mouse inside.13. Other biologists watch14. Mouse looks around. NAT SOUND: Sacerdote-Velat: "He may sit here a while kind of just taking it all in." Then biologist gently tips the container. The mouse hops out and jumps and darts into the tall grass.15. Biologist puts other mouse into enclosure where it will stay for a few days to adapt to surroundings and then be released16. Crew member documents which mouse goes where on a tablet NAT SOUND: Sound of writing17. Biologist staples enclosure shut NAT SOUND: Stapler clicks18. Biologist crew tests radio receiver to see if they can here signal from nearby collared mice. NAT SOUND: Radio beeps and hisses19. Biologist Preuss watches20. Tight shot of another mouse in a plastic box21. SOUNDBITE: Allison Sacerdote-Velat, reintroduction biologist at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo (transcript below) 22. Group walks out of release area with sunset behind. NAT SOUND: Birds sing-----VOICE OVER-SCRIPT:THIS ...NAT SOUND: "OK!IS A SLEEPY MOUSE …"And she's done."A TINY JUMPING MEADOW MOUSE … HAVING AN ITTY-BITTY RADIO COLLAR PLACED AROUND HER NECK …SHE'S NOT YOUR TYPICAL ZOO ANIMAL. BUT RESEARCHERS AT CHICAGO'S LINCOLN PARK ZOO AREN'T PLANNING TO KEEP THESE COLLARED MICE HERE LONG.SOUNDBITE: Allison Sacerdote-Velat, reintroduction biologist at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo: "This will allow us to follow the mice as soon as we release them into the habitat."NAT SOUND: Prairie grass swishes as group walks to release siteTHAT HABITAT IS HERE … A GRASSY MIDWESTERN PRAIRIE … SOUNDBITE: Tim Preuss, wildlife biologist, Lake County Forest Preserves "The site that we're on now used to be farmland and so we did a massive restoration project." NAT SOUND: Biologist pulls tape off box that contains a mouseHERE, THE MICE ARE FAR FROM PESTS.NAT SOUND: "He's raring to go here."THEY'RE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS DELICATE PRAIRIE ECOSYSTEM. NAT SOUND: swishing grassTHE MICE WILL MATE … AND HELP DISTRIBUTE THE SEEDS THEY EAT FROM THESE GRASSLANDS.NAT SOUND: more swishingA FEW MICE … AND COLLARS … MAY END UP IN THE STOMACHS OF OWLS, COYOTES AND OTHER PREDATORS.NAT SOUND: biologist opens plastic box, revealing mouseTHIS LITTLE GUY FINDS IT ALL A PRETTY DAUNTING … NAT SOUND: Biologist: "He may sit here a while kind of just taking it all in."BUT WITH GENTLE ENCOURAGEMENT … HE HOPS OUT … THEN … TRUE TO HIS NAME … HE JUMPS … AND QUICKLY DISAPPEARS.NAT SOUND: Biologist opens enclosure and puts plastic box inOTHER MICE GET TO STAY IN HIDEOUTS FOR A COUPLE DAYS TO GET USED TO THINGS.NAT SOUND: Sound of writingNAT SOUND: Stapler clicks as biologist close structureONCE RELEASED, THE SCIENTISTS WILL TRACK THEM TO SEE HOW THEY DO.NAT SOUND: Radio beeps and hissesSOUNDBITE: Allison Sacerdote-Velat, reintroduction biologist at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo: "We can look at their movement from these spots and see where they go, if they stay within a couple of meters of here or (smiles) if they start bounding a couple hundred meters. Hopefully, they stay close by. (laughs)" BUT AS THE SUNLIGHT FADES … THAT'S A WRAP ON THIS EPISODE … OF "LITTLE MICE ON THE PRAIRIE."SIGOUT - MARTHA IRVINE, ASSOCIATED PRESS, GRAYSLAKE, ILLINOIS