Ryles Richards found two pack rat nests under a house in Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland Ca. The nests were on opposite sides of the home’s subarea.
14 February 2020
A rat was actually in the smaller, multicolored nest, and ran away when Ryles found the nest.
One nest is made from a variety of materials, and was constructed on an old green sleeping bag.
The other nest, two pictures at the bottom, was more birdnest-like, in that it was open at the top.
While digging up a mound of dirt left by a pocket gopher, I found a cache of small pieces of bermuda grass roots.
11 February 2020, Sonora California.
Here is a link to a video of a pocket gopher cache of acorns.