(Taxonomy updated 02/11/19; latest confirmed new mammal was Coyote in Spring 2016)

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Southern Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina carolinensis

The following 31 species of wild and domesticated Mammals (Mammalia) have been positively identified at the 11-acre Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History. (Photos and/or other information are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

Virginia Opossum
Didelphis virginiana

Southern Short-tailed Shrew
Blarina carolinensis **
(photo above)
Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus **

Tricolored Bat
Perimyotis subflavus, formerly Eastern Pipistrelle Pipistrellus subflavus **
(photo at right)
Red Bat Lasiurus borealis **
Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus

American Mink
Neovison vison, formerly Mustela vison--roadkill in front of
River Otter
Lontra canadensis, formerly Lutra canadensis
Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis
Canis familiaris **
Coyote Canis latrans--Not directly observed but heard and "captured" with trail cam at staked-out roadkill
(photo below right)
Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes
Procyon lotor **
(House) Cat* Felis silvestris catus, formerly F. domestica

Homo sapiens

White-tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
Cow* Bos taurus

Eastern Cottontail
Sylvilagus floridanus

Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus **
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis **
Southern Fox Squirrel
Sciurus niger niger
Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans ** (photo below)
American Beaver Castor canadensis
Marsh Rice Rat
Oryzomys palustris ** (possible first York County SC record)
White-footed Mouse
Peromyscus leucopus **
Golden Mouse Ochrotomys nuttalli **
Hispid Cotton Rat Sigmodon hispidus **
Woodland (Pine) Vole Microtus pinetorum **
Ondatra zibethicus
House Mouse* Mus musculus **
(Norway) Rat* Rattus norvegicus **

* = Introduced species
** = 19 species that have been live-trapped (or otherwise captured), examined, and released

Southern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys volans

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