Woodrat Tracks and Sign


Dusky-Footed Woodrat
Neotoma fuscipes


                tracks in mud
Dusky-footed woodrat tracks in mud

The tracks of a deer are shown ahead of the tracks of a dusky-footed woodrat. Woodrat tracks are more robust than those of other rodents. The pads seem fatter and larger in the track.

                track in very fine dust.
Woodrat track in very fine dust.
                track in mud
Woodrat track in mud

A dusky-footed woodrat built this four-foot-tall nest in the forest. Woodrats maintain more than one nest in their range. They can switch nests if threatened by predators.


This large redwood log was at the side of a trail in a state park. Inside, a woodrat had built a nest.

The woodrat nest inside the hollow redwood log.

An abandoned campground provided great habitat for the woodrats who built this nest. The location is an old private campground that was purchased by state parks and allowed to sit unused for many years. Great habitat for rodents!

Closer view of part of the woodrat's nest.

You can see scat accumulations outside this woodrat nest. The red arrows point to the scat piles.

Another view of the woodrat's nest structure
                nest in tree

Woodrat nest in tree. Headwaters Forest Reserve.

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The videos on my YouTube channel come from trail cameras I have set up in the woods to show animals in their natural habitat, doing what they do when no one is watching. Enjoy!



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