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Wood rat



I found this skull laying under some leaves beside the fence in my backyard. We've seen lots of wood rats at night out there so that's what I assume it is. It was an inch and three quarters long (or 4.45 cm). The last picture is at an angle so you can see inside.


We have a lot of firewood stacked behind the shed where I found it and a lot of bay laurel trees. There's one tree that produces lots of drupes I haven't been able to identify and a garden a yard over.


Pictures taken with an iPhone 5.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.82, Long: -97.42

Spotted on Jun 8, 2017
Submitted on Jun 26, 2017

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