The only woodrat I've ever seen in the flesh
I think these guys are bog lemmings, but they could be prairie voles, I forget how to tell the difference. Mother and juvenile, I accidentally ran them over.
not the critter, but its house
The dark brown furry blur that fled probably can't be identified, but the tunnel and nest it left, under a flat board, is pretty cool.
This deer mouse was at the edge of the road near Whalers Cabin in Point Lobos. Since they are mostly nocturnal, I was surprised to see it. Perhaps it was sleepy or sick because it was a challenge to convince the mouse to move off the road.
Male, NHM of LA County Mammal Collection