This Tiny Mouse Has an Incredible Talent

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The grasshopper mouse (sometimes called the “scorpion mouse”) is one of the most gutsy rodents on the planet — unlike every other animal, this tiny mouse actually hunts scorpions!

In fact, they have been at odds with scorpions for so long that they don’t appear to experience any pain if they are stung, and are actually immune to scorpion venom. Scorpions are so poisonous in fact as an evolutionary response to this tiny mouse’s immunity.

Have a look to see these incredible critters in action.

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.