Sitting at my computer at 5:00 in the afternoon, I happened to glance out of the window and there were two, what I think are Stephen's Wood Rats, munching on the bird seed. I did manage to get my camera and take a few shots, but most of them were taken through the screen door.
The most notable thing about these two are their very long tails -- about twice the length of their bodies or longer.
Two other things of interest are that it is apparently very rare to see them in the daytime, and the fact that they jumped about three feet to the nearest tree and scampered upwards to get lost in the branches and leaves above.
If any one knows anything more about these creatures I would really like to hear it. In the mean time I'm googling all the information I can.