Bushy-Tailed Woodrat Photo Gallery
What does the Bushy-Tailed Woodrat look like?
Bushy-tailed Woodrats upper bodies are overall brown with speckled black fur. They have white under carriages and feet. They have sharp claws, long bushy tails and large rounded ears.
Bushy-Tailed Woodrat Habitat
Bushy-Tailed Woodrat Facts
Bushy-tailed Woodrats are colloquially known as "packrats," and for good reason. They are attracted to shiny objects and are known to steal them. In one documented case in Kalispell Montana; a Bushy-tailed Woodrat was suspected of stealing a set of diamond earrings and ring. They are highly territorial and use their fowl smelling urine to mark their territory. If you smell it, fear not, Bushy-tailed Woodrats don't make waste near where they sleep. Males will allow females in his territory, but will defend it against another male. They have sharp claws and long tails, which make them agile climbers. They have many predators including, irds of prey, bears, bobcats, weasels, and coyotes.