House Mouse

A House Mouse searching for food on the bush floor

What does it look like? The House Mouse is pale brown to blackish, with whitish or pale brown belly. Tail mostly naked, with circular annulations (rows) of scales.

Where does it live? Introduced, most likely from the Mediterranean. Found in suitable habitats throughout Australia, often in close association with humans.

What are it’s habitat and habits? The House Mouse is nocturnal, and found in a range of habitats, including urban and natural habitats, this adaptability has allowed them to thrive. Mice usually live in cracks or within a complex network of underground tunnels often constructed under cover such as debris. Food typically consists of seeds and other plant material, small invertebrates and human food.

Scientific Name: Mus musculus

Size: TL 9cm (plus tail 10cm)