While doing some research on our live animals, I came across a very educational video on one of our most dangerous animals–the Egyptian Spiny Mouse! Now, normally we do a very thorough amount of research before obtaining a new critter in our collection. Apparently, we overlooked a minor detail of Acomys cahirinus: “They are a rather ferocious rodent.”
Tony Vecchio, Oregon Zoo Director, pointed this out in a short video made upon arrival of this life-threatening mouse.
Dangerous Mice at the Oregon Zoo
After watching this video, you can now see why Chris and I are thanking our lucky stars that we still have all of our digits (and even our lives!) after many reckless encounters with our very own Egyptian Spiny Mouse
Egyptian Spiny Mouse