May 3rd, 2010
The rats living in the great desert favor their traditional dwellings of mud and grass, which they build following the short rainy season. These structures are usually situated near rocky outcrops for stability and camouflage. Because of their large collection of accumulated belongings, each nest usually only houses a few rats.
After years of drought, this outpost deep in the desert is mostly abandoned. Only a few rat elders still scratch out a meager existence, protected from carnivores by the very harshness of the land.