Death Valley in California is a hostile desert. The temperatures there reach scorching highs and the air is extraordinarily dry. Not only that, but the valley’s Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America. Here, you would not expect even a mouse or a rat to survive. This landscape is more dangerous for our rodent friends than thousands of mouse traps set up one after another for miles and miles, each with a tasty piece of cheese. A mouse that survives this hostile landscape would be a real champion, deserving of the title, “President of all Mice.”