Large sized rat with a distinguishable bushy tail almost as long as their bodies. Bodies are pale brown or gray to black with white bellies.
Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis) and Eastern Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis) are adaptable to a variety of habitats but seldom wooded areas. Sub-species is determined by range. Generally have tail as long as body, with white feet and red to brown coloration.
A rat with a scaly hairless tail and broad head in relation to its body. Black and brown hair combine into a mixed color mottled coat. Tracks similar to eastern wood rat but slightly smaller. Typically habituate near cotton fields and make nests of cotton and similar plants.
A relatively small long-tailed brown rat with white feet and belly found in deserts of the American Southwest. Tracks are similar to cotton rat and eastern wood rat. Habitat range and print size are clues. Swim and climb very well. Preferred habitat is marsh and wetland environments in the south and rockier areas in the […]
Small, semi-aquatic animals found in marshes, ponds and streams through most of the United States and Canada. Mostly nocturnal in nature they have distinct webbed feet (hind larger than front) and are excellent swimmers. Slight resemblance to beavers but considerably smaller. Typically dark brown in color with some variation. Tail can leave mark in track. […]