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Are elephants afraid of mice?

May 21, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

That elephants are particularly afraid of mice is a widespread belief. In The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine, a play written about 1595 and formerly often ascribed to Shakespeare, we find: Have you not seen a mighty elephant Slain by the biting of a silly mouse? But the notion that elephants are afraid of mice does …