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On the Trail - Beard, Adelia B, and Beard, Lina
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Excerpt: ...beautiful in form and color and of most interesting habits. In the Southwest it is called the kangaroo-rat, but North and East it is known as the jumping mouse. The name kangaroo-rat is given because of its short fore legs, strong hind legs, and the kangaroo-like leaps it makes. In temper it is very unlike the ordinary rat; it does not bite and can be safely handled, but will not live if kept in captivity. 133 Pocket-Gopher The pocket-gopher lives and burrows in the fields. It is a mole-like animal but much ...

On the Trail 2014, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781499150995

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