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Anatomy: Mice range in size from 3 to 14 inches (8 to 35 cm) long (including a long tail). They weigh from 1/4 to 2 ounces (7 to 57 gm). The coat color ranges from white to brown to gray. Most mice have a pointed snout with long whiskers, round ears, and thin tails. Many mice scurry along the ground, but some can hop or jump. The mouse's front teeth continue to grow throughout its life. They must gnaw on hard things to keep wearing the teeth down.
Diet: The mouse is an omnivore; it will eat almost anything. It eats grain, seeds, grasses, fruit, roots, stems, and small animals like worms, grasshoppers (and other insects), arachnids, etc.
Predators: Many animals kill mice, including cats, dogs, hawks, owls, weasels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and people.
Classification: Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia, Order Rodentia, Family Muridae
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