Are you afraid of the same thing as an elephant?

From the movie “Dumbo” to Saturday morning cartoons, the image of an elephant cowering from a minuscule mouse is pretty well established. But the elephant’s fear has more to do with the element of surprise than the mouse itself.

Theories abound that elephants are afraid of mice because the tiny creatures nibble on their feet or can climb up into their trunks. However, there’s no evidence to back up either of those claims.

Not sure about you but I will admit I am afraid of mice myself.

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