April ’09 rodent update

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We had beautiful weather this month and enjoyed typical desert ambiance.

Field truck at sunrise

Field truck at sunrise (Photo by Mary Pendergast)

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Numbers jumped from 118 rodents in March to 161 in April. Much of this was due to the return of C. penicillatus and many juvenile and sub-adult C. baileyi, particulary on the kangaroo-rat exclosures. Plot 6 alone experienced an increase from 2 individuals in March to 12 this month. We’ll be ready for anything this summer!

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