After reading the last couple of posts by Scott and his mice troubles, I suddenly remembered this article I came across last week and had to share. (link) Maybe there is something to this musophobia.
Reminds me of the time when I was working nights and my wife calls me in a panic. She hates mice and one made it into our house. I told her to relax, get a broom and sweep the mouse out of the house. She thought I was insane, worried that the mouse would rather run up her pajama leg than out of the house. So, being the kind harted husband I am I told her to go put my cowboy boots on and then do it. I still crack up at the thought of her chasing a mouse through the house with a broom wearing her pj's and my boots.
Just goes to show you that fear is common, yet unrational. Just ask Scott (rubberband man) Hodge.