In Colorado, a tiny mouse is causing a Rocky Mountain-size problem. At issue is the frisky, eight inch-long Preble meadow mouse, which was placed on the Endangered Species List eight years ago. As a result of its listing, many property owners have had to undertake very expensive measures to protect it, including building little million dollar tunnels underground, complete with grass, so the little fellers could scurry around. Now comes new research revealing the rodent isn’t endangered, as recent counts show its numbers are very high. In addition, scientists now say it isn’t a unique species either, but has characteristics that make it just like any ordinary mouse. Such revelations about this rodent will no doubt send some bureaucrats scampering for cover!

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