RODENTS (6)

Rodents are animals with extra-large front teeth called incisors. They are categorized in to 3 main groups; squirrels, mouse-like rodents and cavy-like rodents. Squirrels have long, flexible bodies and furry tails. Mouse-like rodents have pointed faces and long whiskers. Cavy-like rodents, such as guinea pigs, have short tails, a sturdy body and a large head. Most rodents are small and use their teeth and claws for defense. They have sharp senses and quick reflexes to help them get away from danger.

Eastern Gray Squirrel On Post

EASTERN GRAY SQUIRREL

Eastern Gray Squirrel   What Do They Look Like? Eastern grey squirrels are medium sized tree squirrels. Males and females are similar in size and color. The fur on their back ranges from grizzled dark grey to pale grey and may have red tones. Their ears are pale grey to white. Their tail is white to […]

White Footed Mouse on Table

WHITE-FOOTED MOUSE

White-Footed Mouse   What Do They Look Like? White-footed mice range from 6″ to 8″ in total length, with their tail making up about one-third of that length. They weigh from 15 to 25 g. The fur on their back ranges from light brown to a more reddish brown, while the fur on their stomach […]

Deer Mice

DEER MOUSE

Deer Mice   What Do They Look Like? Deer mice are grey or tawny brown with a white underbelly and white feet. Its tail is short and covered with fine hairs. The most noticeable characteristic of the deer mouse is its white underbelly hair, which extends to the underneath of its tail. These mice are typically between […]

roof rat sitting

ROOF RAT

Roof Rat   What Do They Look Like Roof rats are long and thin rodents that have large eyes and ears, a pointed nose and a scaly tail. Roof rats have soft and smooth fur that is typically brown with intermixed spots of black. Their undersides are often white, gray or black. Adult roof rats […]

House Mouse on floor

HOUSE MOUSE

House Mice   What Do They Look Like? House mice are typically dusty gray with cream-colored bellies. Fur color varies from light brown to dark gray depending on the mouse’s location. House mice have four legs and a round shaped body. Their mouth/nose are pointed, and their ears are large with some hair. House mice […]

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NORWAY RAT

Norway Rat   What Do They Look Like? Norway Rats have brown fur that is scattered with black hairs all around.  Furthermore, these rats have a gray-white underside and a long, heavy body. Their muzzle (the projecting part of the face, including the nose and mouth) is blunt. Norway rats have small eyes and ears, […]