As with most members of the genus, it feeds primarily on green vegetation, but also eats nuts, seeds, fungi, ferns, and fruits. In the southern states it often lives in holes in the ground or hollow trees, constructing large nests.
The Allegheny Woodrat was once considered a subspecies of the Florida Woodrat, but through extensive DNA evidence, it is now known to be a separate species. It grows to just over 17 inches and weighs up to 16 ounces. Predators include snakes, owls, weasels, and the Bobcat.
The Key Largo Woodrat is an endangered subspecies of the Florida Woodrat.
Predominant Use of Windthrows by Nesting Eastern Woodrats (Neotoma Floridana) in the South Carolina Coastal Plain
Jul 01, 2008; ABSTRACT.- We conducted a study of nest site selection by the eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana) in the South Carolina coastal...