Small muskrat swam out of the water at Royal Botanical Gardens. While swimming, his tail swayed back and forth.
found in owl pellet
In coyote scat.
Deer Mouse or White-Footed Mouse.
Brief description of what you observed
Acorns fed on by mice. Found in a cache under a log in a mixed forest. Acorns show chatter marks on edges of gnawed holes.
The Cricetidae are a family of rodents in the large and complex superfamily Muroidea. It includes true hamsters, voles, lemmings, and New World rats and mice. At almost 600 species, it is the second largest family of mammals, and has members throughout the New World, Asia, and Europe.