Humans have been blamed for the demise of myriad creatures…so imagine helping to pull one back from the brink of extinction.
The Key Largo woodrat has a gray-brown back, a white belly, and measures 14 inches from nose to tail. “They’re kind of cute,” states SCA intern and AmeriCorps member Chris Burgess. “They have big Mickey Mouse ears.”
Appearances aside, this rodent is considered a keystone species on the north end of this popular Florida island. “They eat only nuts and fruits,” Chris notes...Read more