hopping mouse

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hopping mouse:

see mousemouse,
name applied to numerous species of small rodents, often having soft gray or brown fur, long hairless tails, and large ears. The chief distinction between these animals and the variety of rodents called rats is in size: mice are usually smaller.
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Ode to a Quokka Thou art the only setonix Thy species brachyurus But still with friends thou intermix On Rottnest with the tourists Thy body like a hopping mouse Thou short-tailed macropod Thou climbeth trees and grazeth grass Many find thee odd Wilt thou hop around the house Or play a game of soccer?