Eastern Wood Rat (Neotoma floridana)
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Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 14:12:06 GMT
The Florida Woodrat (Neotoma floridana), is found in the central and eastern United States. It feeds primarily on green vegetation, but also eats nuts, seeds, fungi, ferns, and fruits. In the southern states it often lives in holes in the ground or hollow trees, constructing large nests.
The Florida Woodrat was once considered part of a single species known as the Eastern Woodrat, along with the Allegheny Woodrat. It grows to just over 17 inches and weighs up to 16 ounces. Predators include snakes, owls, weasels, and the Bobcat.
The Key Largo Woodrat is an endangered subspecies of the Florida Woodrat.