Key Largo Woodrat – National Geographic Society

One animal that comes readily to mind when you think of the term “laboratory animal” is the venerable rat, a rodent that is as ubiquitous as it is reviled. Not all rats are “guinea pigs” for the lab, however. Some are highly prized for their rarity, such as Florida’s Key Largo woodrat.   The Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma […]
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Key Largo Woodrats get Prefab Homes

By Kevin Wadlow kwadlow@keynoter Chris Burgess, a volunteer with the Student Conservation Association, uses a high-pressure hose to clear a space beneath a North Key Largo tree in a pilot program to create potential nesting areas for endangered Key Largowoodrats. A pilot project under way in the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge uses a high-pressure […]
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