Mammals

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Mammals

Beaver Castor canadensis Beavers have not been recorded from the Park, but beaver workings can be seen less than 1km N of the campus along Buffalo Creek. It is possible they may occasionally wander upstream as far as Peabody Park (O’Hara, May 1998). Beaver
Image by Marie Hale @ flickr.com.
Domestic Cat Felis catus Domestic cats from the local neighborhood often pass through the campus, and feral individuals sometimes take up residence in the Park near buildings (O’Hara, November 1997). Cat
Image by Robert Couse-Baker @ flickr.com.
Domestic Dog Canis familiaris Domestic dogs from the local neighborhood often pass through the Park (O’Hara, November 1997). Dog
Image taken on campus trail cam.
Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus Fairly common on the borders of the park, but not often seen (O’Hara, November 1997). Eastern Chipmunk
Image by Gilles Gonthier @ flickr.com.
Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus Common in the Park and elsewhere on campus. Most often seen in summer on lawns at dusk (O’Hara, November 1997). Eastern Cottontail
Image by Dan Dzurisin @ flickr.com.
Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Common in the Park woods and fields and throughout the entire campus (O’Hara, September 1997). Eastern Gray Squirrel
Image taken on campus via trail cam.
Little Brown Bat Myotis lucifugus The hunting chirps of little brown bats have been detected on campus via bat detector. Little Brown Bat
Image by J.N. Stuart @ flickr.com.
Muskrat Ondatra zibetheca Resident in section D11 of the Park fields along Buffalo Creek (O’Hara, September 1997). Muskrat
Image by Benny Mazur @ flickr.com.
Raccoon Procyon lotor Like the Opossum, a common though inconspicuous resident of the Park and the surrounding neighborhood, most often seen at night (O’Hara, September 1997). Raccoon
Image taken on campus via trail cam.
Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans Resident in the Park woods and occasionally seen gliding among the trees at dusk. Probably more common than it appears to be (O’Hara, September 1997). Southern Flying Squirrel
Image taken on campus via trail cam.
Virginia Oppossum Didelphis virginiana A common though inconspicuous resident of the Park and the surrounding neighborhood, most often seen at night (O’Hara, September 1997). Virginia Oppossum
Image taken on campus via trail cam.