A medium-sized rat with two annual color variations from pale gray to yellow and orange with single black hairs giving hair a multi-colored look. Similar in appearance to the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat and nocturnal in nature. Kangaroo rats can hop up on rear feet up to 2 meters. The Gulf Coast sub-species is only found […]
A smallish four-toed rat with a long tail ending in a small white tuft. Body color is generally a pale white to gray or brown on the bottom that transforms to a mottled brown/black on its back. Found in a diverse range of ecosystems throughout the Southwestern U.S. And Northern Mexico.
Difficult to distinguish from other kangaroo rats whose territory overlaps. Fur tends to be browner and they have 5 toes on each foot. They are nocturnal and active year-round. Slightly bushy tails are common and they are a mid-sized rat with short tail (for a rat) that can swim well.