As per the previous blog post, this is a followup to the local Kangaroo Rat reintroduction project at our wildlife ranch. As described previously, a nearby population of Dipodomys ordii is being trapped from a field edge under cultivation. The plan is to reintroduce a few of these fascinating little creatures to a place of former occurrence near the residence of yours truly. I doubt there's any other similar project anywhere in the world and I'm fine with that. A biologist may just have somewhat of a different approach to enjoying life than other mindsets. Some things are interesting to try just because.
|Another K-rat is trapped and transplanted to developed K-rat habitat. This one looks happy in its new home.|
Mr. K-rat is released to his new artificial burrow.
...and he seems to like it!