Statistics Saturday: What Average People Think Are Rodents Versus What Biologists Think Are Rodents
Animals That Average People Think Are Rodents
Animals That Biologists Think Are Rodents
Many things popularly called rats or mice
Guinea pigs, if you aren’t at least a little bit suspicious of their front paws having four toes while their back have only three. And how they give birth to cubs fully-furred, with open eyes that see perfectly well. Oh, and they get scurvy. If you don’t feel unease about calling something with that slate of anomalies a rodent, fine, guinea pigs are rodents.
Skunks, ferrets, otters
Capybaras, if we absolutely have to name something else.
OK, and we’ll give you beavers. Did we say squirrels already?