Adult active in boulders and cliff crevices in pinyon-juniper-oak woodlands alongside road.
Adult active along boulders/cliff along roadside in pinyon-oak-juniper woodland.
Tentative ID of Woodrat as it has some fur on its tail. There were two of them eating the buds of a Rose of Sharon tree that hangs over the side of the driveway. I could not get a photo of both of them together.
This little mouse, perhaps 2-3 inches long without the tail, was foraging for food in the cabin at night. Although perhaps a House Mouse would be the expected species, the eyes look big and the tail somewhat bicolored, so I'm wondering if this could be Peromyscus instead?
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.