The house mouse, a common pest animal throughout the world, is primarily nocturnal, but mice are a broad group of animals and various species differ in whether they are active during the night or day. Most species, but n... More »

Field mice are able to live any place that a human can survive, including human homes, sheds, barns, open fields, forests, plains, swamps, meadows, mountains and mine shafts. They are very common in the wild but are usua... More »

Field mice are herbivores that prefer to eat any vegetables, seeds or fruits that are in season. If their preferred foods are not available, they may also eat tree bark, roots or, if they live near a farm, whatever crops... More »

Rats are primarily nocturnal although a major exception is the brown rat, which is active during both day and night. "Rat" is a general term applied to many members of different rodent families. In scientific terms, rats... More »

Nocturnal animals are active during the night, and diurnal animals are active during the day. In addition, both sorts of animals are adapted to the differing light levels and challenges of the different parts of the day ... More »

It is uncommon for mice and other small rodents to carry rabies, but they can contract the disease in rare situations where they are attacked by another animal with rabies and do not die. The most common animals affected... More »

According to PBS, raccoons' masks might help the animals see better at night by reducing glare. The Adirondack Ecological Center suggests that the dark-contrasted facial fur and ringed tails help raccoons identify other ... More »