mus musculus trivia

When I see the name mus musculus I imagine some ogre-like giant beast. Something hercules would have cowered at.

Thats the scientific name for a house mouse.

The name for a black rat is, you’ll never guess…
rattus rattus

I dont know why that stuck in my head, but it has.

When I see my name written out, I feel like it evokes the image of some exotic 6-foot tall beauty.
Then I show up.

I am a house mouse.