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Two female deer in tall vegetation

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A Checklist Of Mammals
Of The
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Revised 2/26/2004

INSECTIVORA - insectivores
Soricidae - shrews
___ Masked Shrew Sorex cinereus
___ Water Shrew Sorex palustris
___ Arctic Shrew Sorex arcticus
___ Pygmy Shrew Microsorex hoyi
___ Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda
Talpidae - moles
___ Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus
___ Star-nosed Mole Condylura cristata

___ Little Brown Myotis Myotis lucifugus
___ Northern Myotis Myotis septentrionalis
___ Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans
___ * Eastern Pipistrelle Pipistrellus subflavus
___ Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus
___ Red Bat Lasiurus borealis
___ Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus

LAGOMORPHA - hares, rabbits, pikas
___ Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
___ Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus
___ White-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus townsendii

RODENTIA - rodents
Sciuridae - squirrels
___ Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus
___ Least Chipmunk Eutamias minimus
___ Woodchuck Marmota monax
___ Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus
___ Franklin's Ground Squirrel Spermophilus franklinii
___ Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
___ Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger
___ Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
___ Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans
___ Northern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus
___ Plains Pocket Gopher Geomys bursarius
Castoridae - beavers
___ Beaver Castor canadensis
Muridae - rats, mice, voles, lemmings
___ Western Harvest Mouse Reithrodontomys megalotis
___ Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
___ White-footed Mouse Peromyscus leucopus
___ Southern Red-backed Vole Clethrionomys gapperi
___ Meadow Vole Microtus pennsylvanicus
___ Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus
___ Southern Bog Lemming Synaptomys cooperi
___ Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus
___ House Mouse Mus musculus
Zapodidae - jumping mice
___ Meadow Jumping Mouse Zapus hudsonius
___ Woodland Jumping Mouse Napeozapus insignis
Erethizontidae - New World porcupines
___ Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum

CARNIVORA - carnivores
Canidae - dogs
___ Coyote Canus latrans
___ * Gray Wolf Canus lupus
___ Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
___ Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Ursidae - bears
___ Black Bear Ursus americanus
Procyonidae - raccoons and allies
___ Raccoon Procyon lotor
Mustelidae - weasels, skunks, and badgers
___ * Marten Martes americana
___ Fisher Martes pennanti
___ Ermine Mustela erminea
___ Least Weasel Mustela nivalis
___ Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata
___ Badger Taxidea taxus
___ Striped Skunk Mephitus mephitus
___ River Otter Lutra canadensis
Felidae - cats
___ Bobcat Lynx rufus

ARTIODACTYLA - hoofed mammals
Cervidae - deer
___ White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

* Population is listed as endangered, threatened, rare, or of special concern by state or federal agencies.

Did You Know?

What looks like a striped fish with several tails is actually the opening of the mussel shell which is hard to see.

Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.