Are Elephants Afraid of Mice?

Because the elephant is such a huge creature, it amuses us to think that a little mouse can frighten it. The reason many people believe a mouse can frighten an elephant is the idea that a mouse could get into the end of the elephant’s trunk.They imagine this might suffoccate the elephant. 

The truth is, however, that elephants shows absolutely no fear of mice! One can often see little mice running about in an elephant’s stall, and the big beast seems to disregard them completely.

And since the elephant has a very keen sense of smell, we cannot believe that it does not know the mouse is there. Even if a mouse is there.


Event if a mouse did have the courage to crawl into the opening of the elephant’s trunk, the elephants could probably take a breath and blow it right out of the cage!

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