So, the theory goes that elephants are afraid of mice. I trawled the internet looking for the truth, and found it is an ongoing debate! Many think that elephants are not afraid of mice per se, but are wary of them. Others report that elephants simply look bored when shown a mouse.
However, this research threw a spanner into the works, as I stumbled upon articles stating that no, elephants are not afraid of mice, but are terrified of ants! There is some logic to this apparent fear… as elephants eat foliage and bark from trees, ants can invade their trunks – which must tickle like mad, but also, ants nip and that stings!
Whatever the truth is, I decided to bring you a showcase of photographs of elephants and mice – the big and the small.
Here comes trouble…
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