House Mouse

House mouse

Name: House Mouse

Scientific name: Mus musculus

Category: Mammals

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: The House Mouse is about 9cm long, with a tail of a similar length. As their name suggests, the House Mouse thrives where ever there are people, particularly in farm buildings, warehouses etc, although it is no longer a common resident of our houses. The House Mouse is the ancestor of domestic and pet mice.

How to identify: Much smaller than a rat, the House Mouse can be told from the Wood Mouse by its grey-brown colour, relatively smaller ears and eyes.

Where: Found throughout the country

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 80
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: The House Mouse was probably originally native to Asia, but has spread around the world with people: it probably arrived here as long ago as the Iron Age!

Photograph credit: Amy Lewis

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