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Bushy-tailed Woodrat Neotoma cinerea

Track Hindprint 1 1/4 - 1 5/8" (33-40)mm long. Prints left by front and hind feet may perfectly overlap, leaving the impression of alternating single prints. Trail of running animal shows hindfeet registering ahead of front feet.

Sign Stick houses concealed in crevices or abandoned buildings. Cup-shaped nest of fibrous plant materials, sometimes roofed over, is within house.
Scat: Piles of fecal pellets on ledges; black tar-like accretions of older fecal material and white calcareous encrustations from urine often in evidence on cliff faces.

 

 

 

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