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Mammals
complete list of mamals is on mammals 1 page.
eastern cottontail
Eastern cottontail, Archbold Experimental Station, 2008.
harbor seal
harbor seal
harbor seal
harbor seal
harbor seal
harbor seal
habor seals
harbor seals, San Diego, CA, USA, 2009.
Harbor seals have always used in this general area as nurseries.  However this particular spot had few if any seals a few decades ago.  A sea wall is built to protect the little beach or rather to make a little cove where seals could have their pups in a place protected from the waves.  This place now has probably 100 still harbor seals.  The population sea mammals including sea lions and seals Inc. priest or manically after the hunting of sea mammals was banned.
California sea lion
California sea lion
California sea lion
California sea lion
California sea lions, La Jolla, California, USA, 2009.
In the rocks at the bottom of a ocean cliff, about 20 sea lions were basking in the sun. There was a baby sea lion, which tells me that this must be an active sea lion nursery.
California sea lion
California sea lion, La Jolla, California, USA, 2009.
because of the presence of this sea lion pub, this sea lion group must be a sea lion nursery because this little pup couldn't possibly swim.
Archbold armadillo
nine-banded armadillo
florida scrub armadillo
thirteen-banded armadillo, Archbold Experimental Station, Florida, USA, 2008.
Armadillos are exotic species in Florida. it appears the armadillos arrived in Florida from the presence of roadside zoos and circuses. At least a few animals escaped and successfully established themselves in south-central Florida.  This population of armadillos is not connected to the expanding range e'en in this deep South and Texas.  This range has expanded from Mexico, and likely it will join the Florida population. Armadillos are rather easy to grab, but they're very strong and difficult to secure without letting them escape. day route around for bugs in the soil and pay little attention to their surroundings or at least they are unaware of other animals in their surroundings.  They seem to trust in their holes and their armored protection to safeguard them from predators.
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