cornered mouse profile MG 3005

cornered mouse   profile    MG 3005
2007-04-04 19:51:39
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excerpt from the wikipedia entry for Mouse:

Although they may live up to two years in the lab, the average mouse in the wild lives only about 3 months, primarily due to heavy predation. Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of insects have been known to prey heavily upon mice. Nevertheless, due to its incredible adaptability to almost any environment, and its ability to live commensally with humans, the mouse is regarded to be the third most successful mammalian species living on Earth today, after humans and the rat.

Mice can be harmful pests, damaging and eating crops and spreading diseases through their parasites and feces. In the Western United States, breathing dust that has come in contact with mouse feces has been linked to the deadly hantavirus. The original motivation for the domestication of cats is thought to have been for their predation of mice and their relatives, the rats.


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Comments:

Paul D Blake: Not bad, but let's see it run over by a truck!
miss.love: actually, lets *not* see that.
Camila Bibas: I wish I hadnĀ“t seen that!
thrillscience: They *are* cute, even for vermin!

And their Rat cousins make pretty good pets. Very gentle docile creatures who will sit in your lap for hours and enjoy being petted…
docrix: We're right up there with rats and mice. Nice.
standing health: Gorgeous
Katie@!: I used this here: www.flickr.com/photos/cliche/3523973379/ Thank you, thank you.

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