Hispid Cotton Rat
Sigmodon hispidus
The Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus) is a widespread and common rodent in the southeastern United States westward into Arizona and south into Mexico. It is common on farms, prairies and overgrown pastures. The shots here were taken in Starr Co., Texas in November, 2004, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens.
The next 2 shots of Hispid Cotton Rat were taken on South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, in April, 2009, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.