Larger and more red in color than Gray Squirrels and get their name from their vibrant fox-like red tails. Bones are a distinct pink color if visible. Prefer open settings to dense woods.
Webbed skin from front to rear limbs allow for this tree squirrel to use gravity to glide from limb to limb over much longer distances than normally possible. Larger overall size with grayer belly than the Southern Flying Squirrel. Body fur color is highly variable and eyes are relatively large for the size of the […]
Webbed skin from front to rear limbs allow for this tree squirrel to use gravity to glide from limb to limb over much longer distances than normally possible. Smaller overall size with whiter belly than the Northern Flying Squirrel. Body fur color is highly variable and eyes are relatively large for the size of the […]
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 […]
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.
Found at high elevations of mountainous regions but can be seen at sea-level in far northern range. Tend to be paler gray in color when compared to browner colored Yellow-Bellied Marmots in overlapping range. Playful animals like to pop their head up when curious and make loud screaming noises to alert presence of danger.