"Mouse (mous). n. pl. mice (mīs)
1a. Any of numerous small rodents of the families Muridae and Cricetidae, such as the common house mouse (Mus musculus), characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.
b. Any of various similar or related animals, such as the jumping mouse, the vole, or the jerboa.
2. A cowardly or timid person."
Oh, how delicious. The name for the thing I fear most is also a description of what it turns me into. That's practically poetic.
So, we've got mice in our apartment. You can imagine what that's doing to me. I've only actually seen one once: it came into my room (*shudder*) under the door, and it left again after I saw it and screamed. I was on my bed at the time, and I spent the next hour staring at the spot where I saw it, too freaked out to move off the bed.
I'm currently exploring my options for removal. So far, this is my favourite: