Animals at the Preserve

Order Chiroptera

Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) present
Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) present

Order Carnivora

Coyote (Canis latrans) common
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) present
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) common
Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) common
Long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) present
Least weasel (Mustela nivalis) present
Mink (Mustela vison) present
American badger (Taxidea taxus) common
Raccoon (Procyon lotor) common

Order Artiodactyla
Mule deer
(Odocoileus hemionus) seen occasionally
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) common

Order Rodentia

Woodchuck (Marmota monax) seen occasionally
Thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) common
Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) common
American beaver (Castor canadensis) seen occasionally
Plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) common
Hispid pocket mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus) uncommon
Meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) present
House mouse (Mus musculus; introduced) rarely seen
Prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) common
Woodland vole (Microtus pinetorum) rarely seen
Southern bog lemming (Synaptomys Cooperi) local
Eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana) common
Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) common
White-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) common
Western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis) common
Plains harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys montanus) rarely seen
Hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) local
Hares and Rabbits
Order Lagomorpha

Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) common

Order Didelphimorphia

Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) common

Moles and Shrews
Order Insectivora

Elliot's short-tailed shrew (Blarina hylophaga) common
Least shrew (Cryptotis parva) present
Eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) present

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