Is it a mouse or a rat?

December 10, 2009|By Ellen Nibali | Special to The Baltimore Sun

Question: How can I tell if the little furry animal I found in the basement is a baby mouse or a rat?

Answer: Mouse ears are very large, relative to the body. Baby rat ears are small, relatively. Baby rat tails are thicker, whereas mouse tails are thinner. For a comparison chart with several more differences, photos, and a treasure trove of information, go to: www.ratbehavior.org/RatsMice.htm.

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