I did not see the tail, but this animal looked small to be a beaver and has the light color on the snout.
Feeding on seed heads in the small wildflower/prairie area in our front yard.
Estaba ahogado en una poza de agua, estaba en leve estado de descomposición.
mouse feeding sign on acorns found cached in a hollow tree base
tracks of front & hind feet
Dead mouse, found under plywood board.
tenia alrederor de 20 cetimetros de largo de cabeza a la cola.
I thought it was a mouse at first but further research suggested that it was a wood/pack rat. it was larger than the average mouse being about the same size as my palm, and it was a dun brown color. it was living in the cave i was researching, its nest was in a relatively small room, towards the opening of the cave. it had filled it's 'area' with small sticks and leaves, i think that the area was formerly a larger animal's lair and that the pack rat had moved in later.
seen at Effie Yeaw Nature preserve while out walking
The following observations were photographed under the bridge over Bluff Creek in Winters TX