Mammals

Red fox
Red fox

NPS / Tim Rains, Denali National Park and Preserve

Rock Creek Park is home to a number of mammals, though many of them are more active at night than during the day. Deer browse on plants, rodents eat seeds and nuts, raccoons scavenge and hunt along the creek, foxes eat rodents, and opossums chomp on insects.

Keep wildlife wild. Keep your distance and never feed any wildlife in the park.

Common mammals of Rock Creek Park

Shorttail Shrew (Blarina brevicauda)
Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus)
Red Fox (Vulpes fulva)
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
White Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
White-tailed Deer (Odacoileus virginianus)

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Last updated: May 10, 2019

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