Conservation and Trapping News

States join forces to save disappearing Allegheny woodrat
Nov 22, 2022 07:32 ET

Wildlife managers throughout Chesapeake Bay states have joined forces in perhaps a last-ditch effort to save the Allegheny woodrat. Name notwithstanding, the squirrel-sized rodent is more closely related to mice and hamsters than to the infamous brown or Norway rat. Often described as ā€œcute,ā€ it is an impish and secretive, but inquisitive, animal important to forest ecosystems.

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