Size up to 3/4 lb; big, husky, long-tailed rodent.
Omnivorous, dental formula 1-0-1-3/1-0-1-3.
Diet seeds and nuts and anything humans eat; take advantage of bird feeders, compost piles, and garbage.
Extremely successful, found almost everywhere in association with humans.
Incisors used to gnaw entry holes into houses and other buildings where they can be rather destructive; once inside, they nest and store food in walls, crawl spaces, attic, kitchen cabinets and pantries and create a general mess.