wood rat

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any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears

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While Pippin concentrated on wood rat dwellings, the majority of our specimens were collected inside the dog kennels (Figure 3).
7) The species of wood rat from this area is the Southern Plains Wood Rat or Neotoma micropus.
The distributional status of the eastern wood rat, Neotoma floridana floridana, in North Carolina.
pestis isolates obtained from the same wood rat fleas collected on the couple's property in July and November.
Flannery (1967) applied the Difference of Proportions test to the data for the cotton rat, kangaroo rat, and deer mouse, but did not apply it to the data for the wood rat, spiny mouse, harvest mouse, and pygmy mouse.
Look at that: They're eating cactus pads, just as the wood rat did
Another clever critter that's part of Amerindian lore is the native rat--the several species of small, brownish-colored, savagely wild wood rats that can (and will) bite if cornered.
phagocytophila maintenance in Europe to that of cycles maintained in dusky wood rats and nidicolous I.
And the white-throated wood rat is a master carpenter that crafts its predator-deterring nests out of spiny cacti.
Overall, eight species of rodents and one species of insectivore totaling 36 individuals were captured: hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus, 12 individuals in all habitats), marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris, 7 individuals), cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus, 6 individuals), white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, 3 individuals), pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori, 3 individuals), eastern wood rat (Neotoma floridana, 2 individuals), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus, 1 individual), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens, 1 individual) and least shrew (Cryptotis parva, 1 individual).
The leaves might provide home fumigation, wood rat style, the researchers speculate.
In addition to the sensitive plant species on the property, her group claims the area is also home to several environmentally sensitive animals, including the ashy rufous-crowned sparrow, the Cooper's hawk, the sharp-shinned hawk and the San Diego desert wood rat.
Common murid rodents captured included white-throated wood rat (Neotoma albigula) (10%) and four species in the genus Peromyscus (27%).
the pinyon mouse [Figure 1F] and the white-throated wood rat [Figure 1C]) were found consistently on both sites, although their densities fluctuated considerably.