Mice and Rats are not often looked at with fondness by humans. In July 2016 I began to contribute to a project called “The San Diego County Mammal Atlas”. Part of the project was to wrangle images for the book, and part was to take images of small rodents trapped by the science team. As I learned more about the individual species, I began to take on an appreciation I’d missed before making their acquaintance. I still don’t want them in my house, but in their native habitat (what little we’ve left for them), they are amazing to me.
The Galleries and Albums linked below are organized in “Genus” groups, labeled with their ‘Common Names’.