They really are crazy. Sometimes it's in a cute funny way, sometimes it's in an "omg this rodent is psychotic" way. But I love misunderstood animals. Rats, mice, snakes, bats. I'm on the fence about spiders though.
I got to witness my pack of terriers take down a mole a few months ago. My adult pair and two of their puppies caught a mole that had been rudely evicted from under the deck where I was cleaning out years worth of clutter. Once they were on the trail, there was no escape. It kept finding nooks and crannies to hide in and if the adults' paws were too big to flush it out, the puppies jumped in to take a crack. My studly boy let the pups and momma do all the hard work with getting little bites in here and there but once the mole was worn down, he was quick to sweep in and deliver the finishing blow. He then proceeded to deliver it to me as if he was the only one responsible. It was ruthless and adorable all at once.