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Pest friends

Fudge, Erica (2011) Pest friends. In: Uncertainty in the city. The Green Box, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-941644-18-2

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Abstract

Let’s start with some facts: the average house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) is about 8cm long, with a tail of about the same length. It is usually brown (although it can also be white, grey or black) with short hair and a paler belly. It weighs approximately 20g, and has a high-pitched squeak. In the wild life-expectancy is approximately one year, but pet mice have been known to live for longer – up to five years.