Similar in appearance to Martens, but larger with darker uniform fur that can appear silvery around face and whiskers. They have large rounded ears, pointy snouts and glossy fur. Climb trees, burrow in ground holes and are diurnally active. Fisher tracks are usually found near water and body prints can show up. Descend trees headfirst […]
White spots distinguish this animal from the more common and larger striped skunks. Range does overlap with the Western Spotted Skunk but these animals have some stripes along side of body and a small spot between their eyes. Hops to move quickly. Western and Eastern spotted skunks can be differentiated by range. Climb trees, move […]
A medium sized weasel with a long slim body with small head, small ears and hair covered, black-tipped tail that is about one third of the body length. Can be difficult to tell apart from Long-Tailed Weasels. Color changes with the season for camouflage. Habitat varies and they can be found up to elevations of […]
Gray, silver, cinnamon, white and black markings characterize these distinctive nocturnal foxes that are sometimes mistaken for coyotes but have much bushier tails with black tips. They are secretive and solitary in nature and the only fox known to climb trees. Tracks may appear similar to domestic cats. They do not move well in deep […]
Large dog like mammal with pointed ears and bushy fur. Color varies from white to black and any shade of brown or gray. Ears are proportionally shorter than those of coyotes which are typically half their size. Nails almost always register in tracks. Do not climb trees. Social animals live in packs of as many […]
Prominent shoulder hump and flatter face with smaller ears are the most distinguishing characteristics from the Black Bear which can be identical in color. Fore claws tend to be much longer than rears. Generally solitary except when females are raising cubs but occasionally feed amongst others. Presently found in Northwestern North America from the lower […]
Minks have long and narrow bodies similar to weasels with bushy tipped tails. They are larger than Ermines and Least Weasels. Preferred habitat is mixed eco-systems along edges of lakes and streams. They typically build dens in marshy wetland environments where food sources are plentiful.
Typically found in open areas and deserts. Swift Foxes are found in short-grass prairies east of the Rockies. Generally gray in color with light brown and yellow tinted coarse fur, Kit Foxes are very slim canids and smaller than Gray and Red Fox species. Tails are bushy in healthy animals and proportionally long. They live […]