Eeek a mouse!

@hvedra (1623)
October 23, 2009 9:11am CST
Why do I squeal at mice? Whenever I see a wild mouse I give an involuntary scream and I have no idea why. I'm not scared of mice. I know they can't hurt me and are probably terrified of the big, loud human, but I always scream. I've handled pet mice and don't have a problem with any other kind of rodent. I hardly bat an eyelid if I see a rat. Does anyone else do this or am I just freaky?
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
14 Dec 09
Hi, hvedra. You are not the only one. I would be shrieking if I saw something small running around with four legs in my home. They are scared of humans that is why they are so quick to take off. They just want to have a place to hide and eat. They would not harm someone. You are not freaky. When my kids see a mouse they yell too.
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@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
hi there! i'm so scared with mice too!!! eewww! haha. Because from my mice they become giant rats! eewww again! haha..lolz. And they can bring disease like leptosphyrosis!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I squeal at mice too, and I'm not afraid of them either. But they are dirty and they move really fast and I'm pretty sure that is the reason that I squeal when I see a mouse. Last year when we had our son's birthday party, we discovered that there was a mouse in our house (we had yet to move in). I actually refused to move into the house until my husband had gotten rid of the mouse because I just couldn't imagine it in my cabinets and furniture and worst of all getting into my bed. We got rid of the mouse and thankfully haven't seen one in the house since.
@hvedra (1623)
26 Oct 09
I'm glad it's not just me! We have had mice in the house before. One of them seemed to like surprising me in the bathroom - I'd be either sat on the toilet or in the bath and it would dart across the room. I swear it was a peeping tom mouse. My husband would hear me squeal and say "I heard the mouse alarm"
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Hi Hvedra, I squeal at mice also, I think it's because they move so fast it's startles me. My sister had a mouse run up her pant leg. I laughed so hard tears ran down my face. I followed her to the barn one day, she was going to feed the chickens, A mouse was in the chicken feed it jumped from the feed onto her leg. OMG, she danced around trying to shake that mouse off her leg, it still makes me chuckle thinking about it.