Hispid Cotton Rat

Sigmodon hispidus

Photo © by Michael Plagens

At a water reclamation facility in Glendale, Arizona. 19 July 2017.

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In the Sonoran Desert these robust rats with haired tails and a pelt of long stiff hairs tend to be closely associated with irrigated agriculture and the dense weedy vegetation it supports.

Muridae -- Mouse, Vole & Rat Family

More Information:

Sonoran Desert Field Guide
Sonoran Desert Places
Sonoran Desert Naturalist Home Page


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