Deer mice get nickname from their coloration
There's a mouse in the house! Indeed, the mere sight of a mouse, let alone the signs they leave behind, often invokes pure pandemonium among the human occupants of said dwelling. They gnaw on things, scamper about, they defecate, they infuriate. Though small creatures they are, woe is the homeowner who becomes overrun with those little mammals getting into things they shouldn't.