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A person who hoards objects of little worth—e.g., string, old newspapers, etc.—or sentimental value. The pack rat mentality is typical of obsessive-compulsive disorder

pack rat

Psychiatry A person who hoards objects of little worth–eg, string, old newspapers, etc–and lacking sentimental value; the PR mentality is typical of OCD. Cf Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Specifically, in the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico, lagomorphs, e.g., black-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus californicus) and desert cottontails (Sylvilagus audubonii), were reported as the main prey, whereas rodents such as packrats (Neotoma leucodon), ground squirrels (Spermophilus), and deer mice (Peromyscus) , were reported as secondary prey (Delibes et al., 1986; Delibes and Hiraldo, 1987).
Some packrats like variety, while others specialize.
Twenty-one species of pseudoscorpions, belonging to 14 genera and eight different families are known to be associated with nests packrats (or wood rat) of the genus Neotoma (Villegas-Guzman 2003; Francke & Villegas-Guzman 2006).
A typical packrat nest has four separate components (Alvarez et al.
Regional packrat (Rodentia, Neotoma) midden studies and other faunal evidence provide a basis for the interpretation of paleoenvironmental conditions at Muskox Cave.
Overnight a sneaky desert packrat came several times and took some things to its nest.
Cooper, Packrat, and Roy must work fast to save the wild animals!
The "Visual PackRat Plus" firearms collector's computer program is new from Spectrum Software.
Guess what--a packrat had been using the rock as a bathroom!
Mystery on Pine Lake is a middle-grade novel about two friends, Cooper and Packrat, confronted with a dilemma - who or what is wantonly destroying loon nests?
is a rhyming children's picturebook about Packy the Packrat, an anthropomorphic rodent focused on organizing his ever-growing collection as he puts the trinkets away.
We had some problems with squirrels, or possibly packrats, gnawing into a couple of the traps, which caused the bees to move on.