(Daniel Noon, NPS)
Several species of mammals depend upon the Saugus River as an important habitat and food source. The muskrat (Ondatra zibethica), raccoon (Procyon lotor), and river otter (Lutra canadensis) can be occasionally seen within the river and surrounding marshes.
Other mammals that have been observed within Saugus Iron Works include deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), mink (Mustela vison), and bats (Chiroptera).
Did You Know?
In 2012 a photograph of the Saugus Iron Works taken by Don Woods won first place in the National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. Don beat out over two hundred and fifty other entries from around the country. To see the image and learn more about the contest follow the link below.