American scientists have discovered that male mice looking to get laid serenade prospective lovers, according to reports in this weeks British press.
The sex-mad charmers emit complicated subsonic squeaks to impress the ladies, said The Sun, in repeated regular time signatures.
"The richness and diversity of mouse song appears to approach that of many songbirds, said study author Professor Timothy Holy from Washington University, It's not yet clear whether singing conveys an advantage to male mice during courtship."
The revelations emerged three years after Cambridge Scientists were condemned after carrying out audio experiments on rodents, which involved them injecting 40 mice with methamphetamine and cruelly forcing them to listen to four hours of The Prodigy, at 95 decibels.
During the inhuman attack, the traumatised rave mice reportedly jiggled backwards and forwards and moved their noses from side to side, and seven subsequently died, to the fury of animal rights activists.
Its disgusting, they should be prosecuted for animal cruelty, Wendy Higgins from the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection told the Guardian at the time. Why should they get special treatment just because they are scientists?
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)