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Custom home built by a mouse

Custom homes come in all shapes and sizes. This one was built by a mouse. The front door is located at the bottom of the wooden casing of this door jamb.

The house mouse is 6 to 8 inches long over all. Its tail is half the length of its head and body. Mainly nocturnal, the house mouse can climb straight up brick or concrete block walls very easily. It cannot see very well so the senses of hearing and smell are very important to a mouse. Like all rodents, mice have front teeth that never stop growing. They gnaw on wood to wear their teeth down and keep them from getting too big. As you can see from the picture above, they can chew through the wooden members in our houses to make houses of their own.

Did you really think the only mice that lived like this where in old cartoons?

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