kangaroo rat

When I was at the Organ Mountain[s] national monument I had the sliding door open after dark.   The interior light was throwing a bit of illumination on the ground.

One of these guys went scampering by.  Looked like a gerbil with a longer tail curved up and ending in a black tuft.  If they hop like a ‘roo this one was slacking.  He walked like a normal mouse.

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