Who Done It?

One of my students found this basal debarking along the Sandy River in mid-November.

Photo by Dennis Deck

Who fed on this sapling? [ View Answer ]


Clearly this was the work of a small, rodent-like animal--but it wasn't a rodent. When winter comes, rabbits must shift their diet from grass and herbs to woody material. A brush rabbit left pellets and tracks leading away from this spot.

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