Month: January 2022

Desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti)

The desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti) is a rodent found in desert areas of southwestern North America. It is one of the large kangaroo rats, with a total length greater than 12 inches (30 cm) and a mass greater than 3.2 oz (91 g). Habitat:                  Desert kangaroo rats are inhabitants of desert areas with sandy […]

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Rock pocket mouse (Chaetodipus intermedius)

The pocket mouse, found in the deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico, is medium-sized (~18 cm long, ~12-18 g in weight) and has nocturnal habits. Habitat: It usually lives in areas with rocky outcrops, where it burrows to evade its predators. Diet: It feeds mainly on plant seeds. Location: Areas with rocky outcrops […]

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Round tailed ground squirrel (Ammospermophilus leucurus)

It is a species of squirrel from North America, native to northwestern Mexico. It is easy to detect on rocky slopes in arid canyons and on broad sandy plains with thickets. It is an active species throughout the year, except in the northernmost regions of its distribution, where it decreases its activity during the winter. […]

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

The American badger is an opportunistic carnivorous mammal with nocturnal habits and is rarely observed in broad daylight. Habitat: The American badger likes to live in open spaces, preferably meadows and bushes where prey such as mice, squirrels or marmots abound. They tend to discard regions with hard soils as this makes it more difficult […]

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Antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni)

The antelope hare is a of North American species. The male and female antelope hares are identical in appearance. The antelope hare has a white belly, light grey sides, a black splattered back and an orange coloration on the neck and chest. Habitat: Dry areas (especially in areas with a lot of thicket), they live […]

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

The coyote (Canis latrans, meaning “howling dog”) is a species of carnivorous mammal found only in the Americas, from Canada to Colombia. They are usually solitary animals but can on occasions gather in herds. Habitat: Their habitats are diverse. It can live in deserts, meadows, forests, mountainous areas, tropical ecosystems, swamps, and thickets, as well […]

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Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)

It is a moderately sized lizard; males have a length of 6.7 – 9.9 cm and females 6.7 to 8.7 cm. This species is adapted to live in the sand and deserts. Their legs are relatively long and they have a thin body.   Habitat: This species is active in open spaces with sand, gravel […]

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Coachwhip snake Masticophis flagellum)

  They are thin-bodied snakes with small heads and large eyes with round pupils. They vary greatly in color, but most reflect a camouflage appropriate to their natural habitat. They are usually light brown with darker brown mottling, but in western Texas, where the soil color is lighter, they are also pink; there are some […]

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Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

They are medium-sized, heavy-bodied snakes. They generally measure from 45 cm to 90 cm. The longest known are around 130 cm. The background color of these snakes can be greenish gray, olive brown, yellowish green or brown. The color depends on the environment. The spots on the back are diamond-shaped or oval to hexagonal and […]

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Sidewinder rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes)

  It is a viper that reaches the 50 cm to 80 cm of total length, with some records of specimens reaching up to 82.4 cm, where females reach the greatest lengths, unlike other species of rattlesnakes. Their most distinctive feature are the cairns-shaped scales, pointed and upward, which give them the name of “hornets”, […]

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