Under SSU Herpetofauna research project coverboard with two western fence lizards
Not a great example of a woodrat nest, but little else it could be, and we did see an excellent example a short while later (photographed by one of the other BioBlitzers)
Ejemplar encontrado muerto enmdio de una vereda.
Muskrat (Cricetidae Ondatra zibethicus). building and storing food on Upper Pahranagut Lake.
Found live in open woods near an open prairie. Bird feeders at a local nature center were nearby (about 30 feet away). The animal was tangled in some multiform rose and was freed shortly after this photo was taken.
Deer mouse in our campsite, it fell into my mouse trap.
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.