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									Mammals Of
 Alabama
BY CHELSEE DAVIS
      and
 LACEY GARDNER
         Shrew
The Shrew has a
  very short tail.
It prefers moist
  forest and can
  be found along
  the banks of
  streams in
  decayed logs
  or piles of old
  brush and in
  tall thick grass.
       Muskrat
Muskrats live in
 ditches, streams,
 marshes, and
 wetland areas.

Muskrats have
 shelters. They
 sometimes build
 a lodge of mud
 and sticks.
   American Mink
The American Mink
   has short and stubby
   legs and tail.
It is in the Weasel
   family.
Usually one weights
   2.07 k. g.
They are fair game for
   coyotes, foxes,
   bobcats, and even
   owls.
            Bobcat
It has a gray to
  brown coat,
  whiskered face,
  and black tufted
  ears.
It stays around
  inhabited areas.
Prey selections
  depend on
  surrounding
  habitats.
           Rabbit
The Rabbit is a
 Herbivore which
 means it only
 eats plants.

It’s tail is white like
  cotton.
  Sometimes called
  cottontail.
    Raccoon
The Raccoon has
  a body length
  between 16-28
  inches.
It has long hair
  and nails.
They eat anything
  available.
       Eastern Spotted
           Skunk
It is a small, (16-23)
   inches, skunk.

It is more weasel like in
  body shape and is
  found in the United
  States.

They are much more
 active than any other
 skunk.
  Long Tailed Weasel
The Long Tailed
  Weasel is a
  carnivore.

Carnivores eat meat.

Their legs are very
  short compared to
  the length of their
  body.
  Black Bear
The Black Bear is the
 smallest bear of all
 the North America
 bears.

Males are 30% to 40%
 larger than females.

Females weight
  average is 150
  pounds.
          Fox Squirrel
The Fox Squirrel is a
   rodent.
It lives in wide places
   with a lot of trees.
The Fox Squirrel eats
   acorns, nuts, seeds,
   fleshy fruits, buds,
   flowers, twigs, bird
   eggs, insects,
   tubers, roots and
   fungi.
      White Tailed Deer
The White Tailed Deer
 is the smallest
 member of the deer
 family in North
 America.

Adult white tails have
  reddish-brown coats
  in the summer which
  fade to a grayish-
  brown in the winter.

White tailed deer
 babies have spots.
         Star Nosed Mole

The Star Nosed Mole
  lives in wet lowland
  areas and they eat
  small invertebrates.

The Star Nosed Mole
  is a very good
  swimmer and they
  have been observed
  tunneling through
  snow and swimming
  through ice.
     Opossum
The Opossum lives in
 a wide-variety of
 habitats.

They live in forest,
  open woods, and
  farmlands.

It prefers wet areas
   like marshes,
   swamps, streams
   and river bottoms.
         Coyote
The Coyote has a
 grayish-brown to
 yellowish-gray fur on
 the upper parts.

Coyotes don’t have
 many enemies.

Wolves used to eat
 Coyotes; now there
 are not many Wolves
 in the country.
      Resources

Alabama Outdoor .com

Alabama Wildlife .com

								
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