Tread carefully. These cuddly creatures can become cold-blooded killers in mere seconds. Perhaps unbelievable but nevertheless true, below are some of examples of friendly fur balls that are secretly fiendish and fearsome.
Don’t be fooled by this little guy’s cute whiskers and tiny paws. The Grasshopper Mouse is “only distantly related to the common house mouse” and is a carnivorous species that feeds on insects, snakes, and scorpions. It’s also immune to the various venoms and poisons its prey uses to defend themselves. Stalking its prey like a cat, the mouse often defends its territory by “howling.”