Something very different today. A very docile cute and lovely nocturnal rodent (ears are usually erect) , caught not far from home by my son and later released at the same place.
These are hopping rodents of desert and semi-arid regions with long ears, tails and feet. All members of the genus have five toes except for a single species, the Four-toed Jerboa, Allactaga tetradactyla of Northern Africa, which has four. Members of this genus can jump distances of greater than one meter.
They are usually nocturnal and members of the genus have relatively large eyes. Diet varies by species, with some feeding almost exclusively on vegetation and others being insectivorous. Captured specimens have lived over four years.
Thank you folks for the kind appreciation of my previous upload! I am especially thankful to Ken (franken) for his generous UA.
|Camera:||Pentax K-5 |
|Lens:||smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||18 Jun 2013 - 5:37 PM|
|Exposure Mode:||Not Defined|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|