Friday, April 6, 2007

Cynthia and her 7 pups

Look closely. What do you think are you seeing? A rabbit? A ball of cotton? or a baby spitz? The answer is....ta-dah! You're looking at a new mom of 7 pinkies! She's Cynthia, a self-white fancy mouse. Whaaaat? A mouse? Yep, a white one. But make no mistake of calling her a rat because she is a mus musculus, scientific name for domestic pet mice. They are the thoroughbreds of the mouse world and are as far from field mice as a stallion is to a dartmoor pony. For more information of this interesting animal, you may click here.

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