Though the rare Sanibel rice rat hadn't been seen in three years on the island,…

Though the rare Sanibel rice rat hadn't been seen in three years on the island, researchers there say they've just spotted the animal twice in two days!

Each fall, the team at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge uses traps in an effort to find the rat, which is native to and only found on Sanibel Island.

The Sanibel rice rat is small, does not carry diseases and many people say it's cuter than other varieties of rats. Sounds like the perfect pet, no?