National Geographic : 1940 Oct
Timid Cousins Will Not Feed from the Hand Meet Dipodomys merriami merriami, the smaller Dipos to the left and right, who look like the more familiar deserti, but are only five-sevenths .as large. They are found wherever deserti occurs, but lack many interesting and audacious traits of the larger species. With an Embargo onGrain, Dipo Becomes aShameless Beggar When the author failedtoplace food on theporch ofhis ranchhouse, some of the tamer individuals followed him around like bobbing puppy dogs. The small forelegs and forefeetare stretched tothe utmost. The faint white hip stripe is found on all members ofthegenus.