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Mammals

1. feral burro
2. marsh rabbit
3. moose
4. golden-mantled ground-squirrel
6. beaver
7. mule deer
8. feral pig
9. chipmunk sp.
10. harbor seal
11. red squirrel
12. California ground-squirrel
13. eastern gray squirrel
14. thirteen-banded armadillo
15. brush rabbit
16. manatee
17. river otter
18. Weid's marmoset (shown on mammals from Brazil page)
19.California sea lion (shown on mammals 2)
20. eastern cottontail
 21. unknown bat species (shown on mammals of Brazil)


river otter
river otter eating fish
river otter,  Loop Road, Collier County,  Florida, 2008.  Supposedly otters are rather common on Loop Road, but this is the first otter that I've seen.  While we are watching it, it cannot six fish and ate them in front of us.  It would enter the culvert underneath the road, catch fish, principally walking catfish, and eat them on the exact same bank.
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manatee
manatee
manatee, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 2008.  I took my dad to the canal on the University of Miami campus because someone said that manatee was here. To my great astonishment, two cows and a calf were lazily swimming in a canal.  They stayed around for quite some time feeding on vegetation.
wild burros in Arizona
wild burros in Arizona
wild burros in Arizona
On the way back from a fishing trip, 3 burros were walking on the side of the road. Yuma, Arizona, 2008.

golden mantled ground squirrel
golden-mantled squirrel (Citellus lateralis) Niwot Ridge, CO, USA, 2007.
chipmunk
chipmunk sp. I have no idea what species of chipmunk. This one was near one of the cabins that I was staying at during a family get-together near Ashton, Idaho, USA, 2007.
chipmunk
chipmunk species climbing an scrub oak in the mountains near Cortez, Colorado, USA, 2007.


feral pig
Feral pig, Archbold Biological Station (ranch), FL, USA. A good size boar with visible tusks.

red squirrel
Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), above Dick’s Campround, by Niwot Ridge, outside of Boulder, CO, USA

california ground squirrel
california ground squirrel
California ground squirrel (Citellus beecheyi) by the coast, south CA, USA. The brown triangle between its shoulders is visible and the white on the neck and shoulder are distinguishing characteristics.
other
river otter
river otter
river otter, Loop Road, Collier County, Florida, 2008.  I took so many pictures of this otter because he was my first otter in the wild.  He sure didn't care that we were close by.
manatee_scars
The scars on the tail this manatee are from a motorboat blade .and are unfortunately all too common in South Florida Canal system
brush_rabbit
brush_rabbit
swamp rabbit
swamp
marsh rabbit  (Sylvilagus palustris), Bill Baggs Park, Key Biscayne, FL, USA, 2008.
moose in Winter Park, Colorado
moose in Colorado
moose in Winter Park, Colorado, 2008. He was down by the frozen creek browsing in the bushes.

beaver
beaver (Castor canadensis), Burley, Idaho, USA. 2007. This beaver lives in a creek below my uncle and aunt's house. It did not have the typical dam or house on the pond as is typically seen with beavers. It had as many beavers in the West have a den made in the bank. It makes a rather large burrow that opens under the surface of the water. Muskrats also make this type of den in areas such as many areas in the West where ample building material is not abundantly available.

mule deer
mule deer
mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) below Niwot Ridge near Boulder, CO, USA, 2007. The bottom buck is a decent 4-point still in the velvet.

harbor seal
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), south of San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico. These seals were inside a cave. The waves crashing against the sandstone cliffs eroded a cave that goes 100m or more inside the cliff. Eventually the top of the cave collapsed from constant erosion, leaving the top of the cave open to light. From above, one can look down and see a small underground beach with waves lapping against the sand. This beach is only accessible from the ocean, and huge waves make entry by boat very difficult. About 200 seals use it as a nursery during the breeding season.

gray squirrel
Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

armadillo
nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Highlands County, FL, USA.  It is considered an introduced species in Florida because it supposedly escaped from a traveling circus.




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