The woodrat, also known as the
packrat, being nocturnal (active at night) is not often seen
active. But from time to time cats feel the need to demonstrate
their hunting skills, even though they prefer the taste of commercial
food. They sometimes present their trophies their disgusted
The dusky-footed woodrat is native to Southern California. Like other wild rodents, they may also carry human diseases.
A key difference between the woodrats and the introduced rats is the woodrat's white underside.
The car made funny noises as I was driving to
work. I expect it was a wood rat which to build its nest on top
of the warm motor one night. After cleaning the engine againg, I parked
the car on the street for a few days, until the rat seteled elsewhere.
A different year a wood rat ate tangelos on my tree.
Here are the remains of some left hanging. It also ate my tomatoes. So
I was not unhappy to see the rat being eaten by a Cooper's hawk.
[Taxonomy : Classification]
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