MAMMAL MONDAY #53
Today we’re going to Southwest America today to meet a teeny tiny mammal! So grab your gear and let’s head out to make a new friend!
MEET THE HISPID COTTON RAT!
Diet: Omnivore: grub, plants
Length/Weight: 5-8”/ 3 5/8- 8 oz
Conservation Status: common
- Hispid Cotton Rats are active day and night
- They have stiff, coarse fur.
- Hispid Cotton Rats are solitary.
- They dig burrows.
- Hispid Cotton Rats make nests of grass and plants.
- They are excellent swimmers.
Hispid cotton rats are adorable little members of the rodent family. What do you think? Are you a rodent fan?