Mice, Rats and Cats

Mice and rats first started living in coal mines when they were taken down in bedding and food for ponies and horses stabled underground. Straw and hay provided good material for mice and rats to make their homes. Although very little food would be stored underground because it was too damp, there would be enough to support many rats and mice. To discover how animals resided in the mines, click the pdf. provided by the National Coal Mining Museum for England below:


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