Rats http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/384/all en Rattlesnakes Like the Los Angeles Times http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rattlesnakes-los-angeles-times <div>There are only ten days left until our new exhibit, Nature Lab, opens. Last week, I introduced you to some babies that are moving in, and&nbsp;this week I want to introduce you to&nbsp;rescued contraband!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This is Obsidian, our new Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, <em>Crotalus oreganus helleri. </em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><img src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/894701_10151509262912418_966315439_o.jpg" /></div> <div>Obsidian chilling with his morning paper!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rattlesnakes-los-angeles-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/rattlesnakes-los-angeles-times#comments crossword puzzle Crotalus oreganus helleri Gadsden's Flag Los Angeles Times Natural Toxins Research Center Nature Lab Rats rattlesnake rattlesnake venom Southern Pacific Rattlesnake venom Blog Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:06:57 +0000 Lila Higgins 805 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Black Rats, Brown Rats, and the Plague http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/black-rats-brown-rats-and-plague <p>I&#39;ve been spending a lot of time thinking about rats. Thankfully, it is not because I have a problem in my apartment! Unfortunately, for many people in L.A., rats are a serious pest, and it&#39;s not just one type of rat. The most serious rodent offenders in our cities are the brown (aka Norway) rat, <em>Rattus norvegicus</em>, and the black rat, <em>Rattus rattus</em>.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/black-rats-brown-rats-and-plague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/black-rats-brown-rats-and-plague#comments black rats brown rats California ground squirrel Jim Dines mammals pests plague Rats Rattus norvegicus Rattus rattus Blog Fri, 01 Jun 2012 05:35:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 694 at http://www.nhm.org/nature