What baby mammals are in my lawn?
August 7, 2010 6:34 PM Subscribe
What baby mammals did my rat terrier find?
posted by xorry to Science & Nature (15 answers total)
Right behind our townhouse my dog found a nest of at least two squeaky little baby mammals that I'm curious to identify. She found them last week as well and they've grown a half inch or so since then. They're about three or four inches long with soft grey fur and little closed eyes. Pink hands and feet. They squeak when she picks them up. Basically they look like any baby mammal.
They are down about four inches under the grass cover in the middle of the lawn surrounded in a nest made of mostly light colored hair. I'm a little worried that the next lawn mowing will get them.
Oh, I'm up in western Indiana between Indianapolis and Chicago if that helps.
So are they baby rabbits? Possum? How is they babby formed? I'm so curious! I might be able to take pictures if I have to, but it'd be nice to let them be.