Temporal range: ate
|House mouse, |
A mouse (
The word "mouse" should only be used for small
The common house mouse is thought of as a pest. They are found in the homes of humans.
Voles are not mice, they are in a different family of rodents.
These are not mice either, or only distantly related. These mice live in forests. They can run and jump better than mice, and they get their common name from this.
The aggressive grasshopper mouse rarely eats other mice, but it does like grasshoppers and insects. It is also only a distant relative.