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Predator & Prey Olympics:  Killer Mice

Through the night, a ravenous predator stalks its unwary prey.

With a swift bite to the skull, it slays the victim, then throws back its head and howls. But this beast that hunts like a Weasel and howls like a Wolf is neither — it’s the five-inch Grasshopper Mouse of our western deserts and plains. It feasts on Tarantulas, Scorpions, and even other Rodents — yet displays close family ties.