Mammal Details

Bushy-tailed Woodrat

Common Name 
Bushy-tailed Woodrat
Order
Rodentia
Family
Cricetidae
Species Name 
Neotoma cinerea
Status 
Lower Risk
States 
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
  • Distribution
  • Notes

Bushy-tailed Woodrat Distribution

SE Yukon and westernmost Northwest Territories, south through Alaskan Panhandle, British Columbia and W Alberta, Canada; in W USA, from Washington to W Dakotas as far south as EC California, S Nevada, N Arizona, and NW New Mexico

Adapted for cool climates, using its busy tail as a wrap in cold weather; cannot survive high temperatures. Seldom constructs an elaborate house, but will accumulate mounds of sticks and other rubbish around the nest site. Lives on rocky outcrops, talus s