The Fate Of Relocated Rodents
Rodents are relatively small mammals with placenta having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing. Rodents are most especially known to be associated to man in that they live very closely to man in order to get food and protection. But sometimes they appear more of a pest to man and this makes man try to get rid of them mainly by trapping them and relocating them to a new environment. This act of trapping and relocating the rodents have with time generated some reactions and questions of where these rodents trapped are relocated, how they are able to cope and survive in their new environment, and on a critical observation do they even survive, these questions about relocated rodents are what I have answered in this article. Now we will know what actually happens to relocated rodents.
Most times when you capture rodents in your home you tend to relocate them because you do not want to kill them. Now you take them to a new habitat and let them free, but then it may interest you to know that these rodents are not like man that has a high adaptation to environment changes, most of these rodents find it very difficult to survive in their new environment. Most times when rodents are relocated they tend to die almost immediately. These rodents perish in their unusual environment due to a lot of reasons ranging from starvation, dehydration, predation and harsh weather conditions.
When rodents are relocated to an environment that is totally different from the one they are taken out from, they may find it difficult to locate a new source of food and most importantly they may not survive for they will find it very difficult to survive with the kinds of food the wild rodents survive with. Moreover, they will be exposed to the danger of predation due to loads of rodent predators such as snakes and others out there.
These rodents are warm blooded animals and tend to survive mostly in warm and moist environment which makes it possible for them to breed actively, reproduce and keep multiplying. Now, when rodents are relocated during cold weather conditions such as winter period which is very unfavorable for their survival, they will eventually die off almost immediately after relocation since they cannot survive the cold.
Most rodents are nocturnal and can only see at night and this influences their search for food which makes them only move in one pathway. When this kind of rodents are captured and relocated, imagine what their fate in survival would look like, of course by imagination you would be able to decipher that the new environment becomes very hard for them to adapt leading to their consequential death.
During the relocation of rodents, it may interest you to know that the maturity of the rodent being relocated also contributes immensely to its survival. A young rodent of about a few weeks will definitely not survive when relocated for it is still very delicate to face sudden environment change. The older rodents have chances of surviving, though very slim chances.
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