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mouse : any of numerous small rodents with pointed snout, small ears, elongated body, and slender tail (Mouse, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster
Mouse (plural: mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter. Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of arthropods have been known to prey heavily upon mice. Nevertheless, because of its remarkable adaptability to almost any environment, the mouse is one of the most successful mammalian genera living on Earth today. Primarily nocturnal animals, mice compensate for their poor eyesight with a keen sense of hearing, and rely especially on their sense of smell to locate food and avoid predators. (Mouse, 2015) [2]blank.gif Wikipedia


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Here are some other famous mammals:
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These are the most intelligent mammals:
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primate blank.gifgorillablank.gifmonkeyblank.gifapeblank.gifsee also human


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National Center for Biotechnology Information: Mouse Genome Resources USA.gov


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    Editor Mary E. Hopper
    Contributor Neil R. Carlson

    © Cosma creator mehopper editor mehopper revised 7/16/2016 v.1.5
    1. ^ Mouse. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouse
    2. ^ Mouse. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse