Rat  
Kinda cute, as long as it's elsewhere, right? It's a rat gleaning seeds beneath a bird feeder that thankfully is not mine.
Rat
I'm not terribly fond of rats, but they do serve a purpose, actually several. The rat above is cleaning up a mess that might otherwise attract, oh, yeah, what's worse than rats? Well, roaches for example. Not good enough? How about food. Birds of prey and snakes both eat rats, as might your cat. How's that for a good reason to let that harmless snake live in your garden in peace? Snakes don't tend to move in, but some rat species seem to like houses. Snakes are also food for birds. Whether we like rats or not, they have their place out there and serve some purpose too. Ha - I found a purpose! Owls eat rats.
Rat
Site Map:
Butterflies
Moths
Caterpillars
Diving, Wading & Wetland Birds
Warblers & Little Birds
More Birds
Snakes, Lizards, and Slithery Critters
Spiders
Squishy Bugs
Crunchy Bugs
More Creatures
Butterfly Nectar Plants
Butterfly & Moth Host Plants
Wetland plants
Vines
Lawn Weeds
Wildflowers
Other Plants & Fungi
Shrub, Bush & Tree Sized Plants
Paper Folding: Origami Bird, Egg, and Nest
Paper Quilling: Snowflake Ornaments
Cut Paper Snowflakes
Butterfly Garden Basics
My Email, Image Use Information, Credits & Disclaimer
Index of everything that didn't fit on one of the other main pages
Privacy Policy