• Colonial National Historical Park

    Colonial

    National Historical Park Virginia

Mammals

Field Mouse
Field Mouse
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Park records list the presence of 38 mammals. Common species of mammals in the park include white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, beaver, raccoons, otter, muskrat, rabbits, groundhogs, bats, moles and voles. Check out park fields in the early morning or late afternoon to see herds of deer.

Did You Know?

A raccoon searching for food among shoreline rocks

The words opossum, raccoon, persimmon and Chesapeake are not English words, but rather Algonquian words, the language of the Powhatan Indians of the Chesapeake Bay area. John Smith, William Strachey and others published list of various Indian words.