Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Neotoma micropus

We just had to figure out what to hunt. Apparently, around here, it's wood rats, which are also called pack rats. Above is #3. It's a bit more work for me to kick em out of their nest, but when they move, Cimarron is all over them. I'm just glad to now have a quarry species to focus on, and to be having success with my bird. This female rat weighs in at 242 grams . . . . just shy of about half of Cimarron's weight. A little research later clarified the species. Here is a link to a description, and the habits which I think clearly defines which rat we are hunting. Neotoma micropus

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