a fairly fresh specimen with bones projecting out.
I opened the pellet after letting it dry for 2 weeks. Interior was filled with hair and bones of a Dusky-Footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes), verified by dental pattern (I-0-0-3/1-0-0-3), size and location.
BTW: the pellet still had a few larvae in it which were not happy about being separated from their cozy, though dry, environment.
stems without leaves
near drip line of small oaks
large specimen near lake
about one inch across, open sandy soil
big stand right near waters edge
Many of the oaks are heavy with acorns this year even though there was a lack of rain. OR is that the cause?
I just posted a generic placement of the following species Temperature on this 5th day of November was 82º in the afternoon. While I was out at 9:30 am it was 72º Where the marker pin is the entire shallow-water area was a giant mud flat. The control gates are being repaired so there is no tidal flow at all. Many many Marbled Godwits feeding on the mudworms.