Mark meets kindred spirit in Death Valley

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Did you know there really is such a thing as a pack rat? And I’m not talking about the human version, like my hubby.
While on a ranger-guided hike in Death Valley, we spotted a small tunnel-like cave. Inside, on a ledge at about eye level was a large nest. In the nest was, you guessed it, a pack rat.
Ranger Ruth explained that pack rats don’t make a new nest when needed, instead building their nests on top of an old nest. She said some nests are a hundred years old, and scientists have been know to delve through the nest layers like an archeological dig. IMG_3854
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