Red Squirrel – Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Information

General: The Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) may be distinguished by its small size and its extreme territorial behavior, relative to other species of squirrels. Classified by the IUCN Red List as Least Concern, this widespread species is a common staple in ecosystems across North America. Spending its time hoarding massive amounts of cones and seeds […]

Raccoon Information and Description

General: The common raccoon (Procyon lotor,) also referred to as the North American raccoon, is an opportunistic forager that is a common sighting in a vast array of habitats. This shy, nocturnal mammal is highly adaptable and has taken to living in close proximity to human populations. Native populations stretch across North America into northern […]

Red Fox – Vulpes vulpes

General: The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a clever and cunning mammal, known for its adaptability and broad geographic range, which has expanded relative to human populations. A member of the canidae family, the Red Fox is closely related to the domestic dog, coyotes and wolves and is the largest of all species of foxes. […]

Opossum – Didelphia virginiana

General: The opossum (Didelphia virginiana) is one of the oldest known mammals, having been traced back 70 million years through fossilized remains. Over 60 species of this common mammal are now found across North and Central America. The opossum is the only marsupial found in North America1 and is notable for the unique presence of […]

Javelina – Pecari tajacu

General: Collared Peccaries (Pecari tajacu,) also known as Javelinas because of their javelin-like tusks, are members of the peccary family, and bear a physical resemblance to (and are commonly mistaken as) wild pigs. These highly adaptable mammals have spread their range northward and now inhabit territories from northern Argentina to the American Southwest. Collared Peccaries […]

Deer Mouse – Peromyscus maniculatus

General: The deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) is a highly adaptable North American species that is more widespread than any other species of mouse in this geographic range. They are often considered pests, inhabiting human dwellings, invading food and grain stores and carrying potentially fatal viruses. Description: The deer mouse is a small, slender species, reaching […]