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Mouse in a Washing Machine
This Can You Guess It?? photo appears in the January 2005 Nebline Newsletter

Mouse Trapped in a Washing Machine Mice are small rodents with relatively large ears and small black eyes. An adult is about 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long, including the 3- to 4-inch tail.

Mice are found in and around homes and farms as well as in open fields and agricultural lands.

Mice have keen senses of hearing, smell, taste and touch. They are excellent climbers and can run up any rough vertical surface. They will run horizontally along wire cables or ropes and can jump up 12 inches from the floor onto a flat surface.

Mice can squeeze through openings slightly larger than 1/4 inch in diameter (about the size of a dime).

If you need information to help you control mice and other rodents, visit these resources:

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