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Mammals of the Elfin Forest

Common Name Scientific Name Photo    Comments
Opossum ● Didelphis virginiana    ▲ a.k.a. Virginia Opossum; imported as game
Ornate Shrew Sorex ornatus
Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus a.k.a. California Mole
Brazilian Free-tailed Bat Tadarida brasiliensis    ▲ a.k.a. Mexican Free-tailed Bat
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus    ▲
Myotis bats Myotis... Several species
Brush Rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani    ▲ a.k.a. “Cotton Tail”, rarely burrows
Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus    ▲
Western Grey Squirrel Sciurus griseus    ▲ Arboreal but often on ground
California Ground Squirrel Spermophilus beecheyi    ▲ Uses bushes in Forest for lookout
Valley Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae    ▲ Often under large shrubs
California Pocket Mouse    Chaetodipus californicus
Western Harvest Mouse Reithrodontomys megalotis    ▲ Nests above ground
California Mouse Peromyscus californicus Often shares Woodrat’s nest
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus    ▲
Brush Mouse Peromyscus boylii Nests above ground
Big-eared Woodrat Neotoma macrotis Builds large nests in groves
California Vole Microtus californicus    ▲ Likes marshy ground
Western Grey Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus    ▲ Can climb trees if needs to escape
Red Fox ● Vulpes vulpes    ▲
Coyote Canis latrans    ▲ Breeds in Elfin Forest
Domestic Dog ●● * Canis lupus familiaris * when off leash
Raccoon Procyon lotor    ▲ Many live in Elfin Forest
Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis    ▲
Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata    ▲
Bobcat Lynx rufus    ▲
Domestic Cat ●● Felis catus Occasionally feral
Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus    ▲ Rarely seen in Elfin Forest
Feral Pig ●● Sus scrofa    ▲

MBNEP / California State Park's guide to "Terrestrial Mammals of the Estero Bay Area"



  ● = non-native species

●● = non-native species which is or has the potential to negatively impact the natives species of the Elfin Forest.

Photo –
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