Rodents - House Mouse (Mus Musculus)
- Size: Three to four inches long.
- Color: Light brown or light gray.
- Facts: Characterized by tremendous reproductive potential.
- Appearance: Small and slender, three to four inches long, with large ears, small eyes and pointed nose; light brown or light gray; droppings are rod-shaped.
- Habits: Nest within structures and burrow; establish a "territory" near food sources, generally 10 to 30 feet from nest; inquisitive, but very wary; excellent climbers.
- Diet: Omnivorous, prefer cereal grains.
- Reproduction: Prolific breeders at two months; can have litters as often as every 40 or 50 days, with four to seven young per litter; live up to one year.
- Other Information: Feed 15 to 20 times per day; can squeeze through a hole one-fourth inch wide; carry many serious diseases.