Mammal Identification

House Mouse Mus domesticus

Identification features

photo of house mouse

  • Small sized mammal
  • Pointed muzzle
  • Large ears with visible hairless skin
  • Fur is greyish all over and is greasy smelling
  • Tail is uniformly brownish-pink all over and scaly.

House mice are widespread but usually associated with houses and agricultural buildings.

They can be recorded as cat kills or caught in mouse traps.

Other identification clues


Pointed and thin spindle shaped. Average length around 5mm.

Status in Derbyshire information