Top 10 Rodents in Canada


The Top Ten

1 Beaver Beaver The beaver is a primarily nocturnal, large, semiaquatic rodent. Castor includes two extant species, the North American beaver and Eurasian beaver. Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges.

Their fur is incredible and expensive, and was used in fur trade that started in the 16th century. They are one of Canada's official national emblems. - Metal_Treasure

2 Flying Squirrel Flying Squirrel

I am pretty sure most of you have never seen flying squirrels even on a picture. - Metal_Treasure

3 Squirrel Squirrel Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.

They are part of the urban life - you can see them even in neighborhoods with skyscrapers in the largest cities - Toronto and Montreal. - Metal_Treasure

4 Chipmunk Chipmunk Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.
5 Prairie Dog Prairie Dog Despite the name, they are not canines. Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. The five species are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. They are a type of ground squirrel, found in the United States, more.
6 Marmot Marmot

Marmots are large squirrels - Metal_Treasure

7 Lemming Lemming
8 Muskrat Muskrat

It is a medium-sized semiaquatic rodent native to North America - Metal_Treasure

9 Mice Mice A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.
10 Rat Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

The Contenders

11 Great Basin Pocket Mouse

Can you please put a picture of this rodent Metal_treasure? I don't know what this rodent looks like and I'd really appreciate it if you put a pic of this rodent so I can see what it looks like. Thanks. That's why you're my favorite user. Cause you put pictures of animals that I've never even heard of. So hopefully you do it. Thanks again.

I know this list isn't talking about specific species of rodents, but I put it anyway. Also, can you put a picture of this rodent please? I'd really appreciate that.

12 Porcupine Porcupine Porcupines are rodentian mammals with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators.
13 Groundhog Groundhog The groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. It was first scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.
14 Vole Vole
15 Gopher Gopher Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae. About 35 species of gophers live in Central and North America.
16 Yellow-Pine Chipmunk

They look so unique compared to other chipmunks. Too bad there's no pic of them.

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