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Mammals House mouse peeking out of a group of yellow flowers.
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The most common mouse in the U.S., they’re seen as pests. But they’re beneficial as predators of insects and as food for other animals.

Mammals Striped Skunk standing on ground with sparse vegetation.
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Skunks are known best as stinky roadkill, and good riddance. That’s too bad, because they’re beneficial, non-aggressive, and just want to be left alone.

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