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The Highest Drug Use in Forest
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The Black Death is actually know as the Second Plague Pandemic, with the so-called First Plague Pandemic lasting from 541-767CE (roughly 600 years before the Black Death). However, it's widely accepted that Yersinia pestis, the species of bacteria which causes the disease, has been infecting humans since prehistoric times. When you mention mice as the carriers of the flea vector, I think you're mixing that up with the idea that black rats spread the plague. This in itself is something of a misconception; while Y. pestis likely hitched a ride to Europe via black rats that stowed away on merchant ships, once it arrived onshore in Europe it was transmitted primarily by human fleas (which were rife because living conditions were so filthy) and person-to-person aerosol contact.
That's not to say that mice and rats aren't carriers of disease in a more general sense. I don't doubt that mice and rats have been transmitting diseases to humans since prehistoric times, and that could mean there is an evolutionary origin to the fear of rodents in the same way that our fear of the grotesque probably originates from prehistoric ideas of what 'healthy' and 'infectious' look like.
Erinaceous is, I think, my favorite adjective of that type.
There's certainly an element of cultural, or at least geographical, conditioning. Here in New England mice are pretty common, but there are zero lizards, nearly no large spiders, and not too many cockroaches. If someone from around here encountered one of those like you did with your mouse -- even if they were in another country -- they'd likely have the same reaction as you. Mice, on the other hand, are just "ugh, we've got some mice". But there's nothing inherently more dangerous about a lizard or a cockroach compared to a mouse. Just what we've gotten used to.
Yup, and that is certainly different for me. In Istanbul, we occasionally had issues with the so-called Oriental cockroaches. Disgusting, to be sure, but not as unsettling to me as mice are. A born-and-raised New Englander might find this reverse asymmetry baffling.
Where I live in Australia, I think I've seen a mouse maybe once in my entire life, and I'm pretty sure it was already dead too.
Spiders, on the other hand? Well summer has only just begun and they are driving me mad with how many there are even inside the house. I'm not really scared of them, but I still worry when I see one in certain places.
Lizards are uncommon but really chill creatures minding their own business, nearly always outside. Our dog attacked one once but sadly I couldn't get her away before its injuries got too bad.
I had mice in the false roof once, you could hear them skittering about in the night when you were trying to sleep, when I got a cat (not specifically for the mouse problem) She soon wanted to look up there and problem solved the mice packed their bags and moved out.
Now, I've never had mice in my house that survived for very long (I have cats), but my workplace is positively rife with the little buggers. I work at a beach, and our little maintenance building at night is super quiet. Except for the sound of little paws scurrying back and forth behind the walls. One time, my coworker opened our first-aid cabinet to find the box of band-aids all chewed up!