A large hare with long legs and ears native to Europe but introduced to North America. Brown to gray in color, and similar to whitetail jackrabbits but different ranges and habitats with European Hares preferring open meadows to burrows.
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 […]
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 […]
Found at high elevations of mountainous regions but can be seen at sea-level in far northern range. Tend to be paler gray in color when compared to browner colored Yellow-Bellied Marmots in overlapping range. Playful animals like to pop their head up when curious and make loud screaming noises to alert presence of danger.
The only large cats in North America with spots and long tails. Vastly different in size between individuals but overall the largest cat in the Americas. Prefer warmer climates. The last breeding populations in the United States have been extinct since the early 1900s but occasional sighting occur in the Southwest.
Common deer species found throughout western North America. Mule Deer have larger ears, antlers and bodies than most White-Tailed Deer but smaller less pronounced tails and local populations can be smaller along the pacific coast. Where habitats overlap, Mule Deer prefer drier climates than Whitetails. Females are smaller and do not have antlers while males […]
Large semi-aquatic rodents found near marshes and wetlands. Smaller than beavers but larger than muskrats with small ears. Mostly herbivorous and very damaging to wetland eco-systems. They are good swimmers and can travel fast on land. Population in United States is thought to have been introduced from South America. Tail drag is likely to be […]
Approximately twice the size of most house cats, Ocelots have very detailed spotted and dappled fur. They are one of the only cats to not mind water and are competent swimmers. Found throughout coastal Mexico, southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, found in diverse habitats. Tracks are easy to confuse with Bobcat tracks. Use range […]