White-tailed Deer (male & fawn) - approx. 2 m length
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae (Deer, Moose, Elk & Caribou)
Genus: Odocoileus
Species: Virginianus
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Updated April 18 2016
White-tailed Deer (female) - approx. 1.5 m length
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae (Deer, Moose, Elk & Caribou)
Genus: Odocoileus
Species: Virginianus
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Updated April 18 2016
Eastern Raccoon - approx. 75 cm
Order: Carnivora
Family: Procyonidae (Raccoons, Ringtails & Coati)
Genus: Procyon
Species: Lotor
Raccoon from the Algonquin "Aroughcoune" (he
scratches with his hands) - omnivorous
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Updated March 13 2017
Common Muskrat - approx. 50 cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae (Rats & Mice)
Sub-Family: Arvicolinae (Muskrats, Lemmings & Voles)
Genus: Ondatra
Species: Zibethicus
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Updated April 11 2016
House Mice (sexes similar) - approx. 15 cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae (Rats & Mice)
Genus: Mus
Species: Musculus
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Updated November 10 2009
American Beaver - approx. 1 m
Order: Rodentia
Family: Castoridae (Beavers)
Genus: Castor
Species: Canadensis
Beavers living along a river (Bank Beavers) generally live
in a burrow in the riverbank with an underwater entrance -
Beavers living in slow streams, lakes and ponds usually
build dams and lodges - primarily nocturnal
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Updated April 9 2012
Red Squirrel - approx. 32 cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae (Squirrels, Chipmunks, Groundhogs)
Genus: Tamiasciurus
Species: Hudsonicus
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Updated April 18 2016
Eastern Gray Squirrel - approx. 45 cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae (Squirrels, Chipmunks, Groundhogs)
Genus: Sciurus
Species: Carolinensis
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Updated January 4 2017
Eastern Gray Squirrel (black phase) - approx. 45 cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae (Squirrels, Chipmunks, Groundhogs)
Genus: Sciurus
Species: Carolinensis
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Updated January 4 2017
Eastern Chipmunk - approx. 25 cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae (Squirrels, Chipmunks, Groundhogs)
Genus: Tamias
Species: Striatus
Tamias (treasurer, storer) - Striatus (striped) - Chipmunk
from Ojibwe?
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Updated February 25 2016
Groundhog - approx. 60 cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae (Squirrels, Chipmunks, Groundhogs)
Genus: Marmota
Species: Monax
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Updated November 20 2014
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit - approx. 40 cm
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae (Rabbits & Hares)
Genus: Sylvilagus
Species: Floridanus
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Updated December 10 2014
Coyote - approx. 1.3 m
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae (Wolves, Foxes, Coyote)
Genus: Canis
Species: Latrans
Canis latrans: Barking dog
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Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae (Wolves, Foxes, Coyote)
Genus: Vulpes
Species: Vulpes
Red Foxes (juveniles) - approx. 90 cm
American Mink - approx. 60 cm (female smaller)
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae (Weasels, Otters & Relatives)
Genus: Mustela
Species: Vison
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Updated January 25 2015
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Skunks now in separate family - Mustela vison: Weasel
scout? - common name from the Swedish "Maenk"
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Striped Skunk - approx. 70 cm
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mephitidae (Skunks)
Genus: Mephitis
Species: Mephitis
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Updated May 5 2009
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Skunks were formerly grouped with Weasels and Otters
in the Mustelidae family
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Also known as Pine Squirrel or Chickaree
Also known as Woodchuck or Marmot
Meadow? Vole (sexes similar) - approx. 15 cm (with tail)
Order: Rodentia
Genus: Microtus
Species: Pennsylvanicus?
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Updated February 26 2010
Also known as Meadow Mouse, Field Mouse
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Updated February 13 2011
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Audio - updated September 26 2013
Eastern Gray Squirrel audio
Audio - updated September 8 2010
Eastern Chipmunk audio
Audio - updated June 20 2011
Groundhog audio
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Updated September 22 2016
Coyote (juvenile?) - approx. 1.3 m
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae (Wolves, Foxes, Coyote)
Genus: Canis
Species: Latrans
Canis latrans: Barking dog
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Mammalia (Mammals)
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Updated September 22 2016
Virginia Opossum - length to 90 cm
Order: Didelphimorphia (formerly Marsupialia)
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Didelphis
Species: Virginiana
Native to southern United States but progressively moving
northward
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Mammalia (Mammals)
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Audio - updated October 6 2013
Red Squirrel audio
White-tailed (Virginia) Deer (male & fawn) - approx. 2 m length - Humber Valley (Humber Arboretum) - August 2010
White-tailed (Virginia) Deer (female) - approx. 1.5 m length - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2007
Eastern Raccoon among Virginia Creeper - approx. 45 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2012
Common Muskrat - approx. 50 cm - Humber Bay Park - December 2009
American Beaver - approx. 1 m - Lower Don River (Leaside) - October 2007
Red Squirrel - approx. 32 cm - Humber Valley (Lambton Woods) - May 2012
Eastern Gray Squirrel - approx. 45 cm - Thorncliffe Park - November 2007
Eastern Gray Squirrel (black phase) - approx. 45 cm - West Don Valley (E.T. Seton Park) - July 2007
Eastern Chipmunk - approx. 25 cm - West Don Valley (Edwards Gardens) - June 2007
Groundhog - approx. 60 cm - Humber Valley (Humber Arboretum) - July 2007
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit - approx. 40 cm - Humber Valley (Humber Arboretum) - July 2007
American Mink - approx. 60 cm (female smaller) - Humber Bay Park - February 2009
Meadow? Vole (sexes similar) - approx. 15 cm (with tail) - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - February 2010
Virginia Opossum - length to 90 cm (including tail to 45 cm) - Humber Bay Park - January 2012
House Mice (sexes similar) - approx. 15 cm - Lower Don Valley (Riverdale Farm) - August 2007
Red Foxes (juveniles) - approx. 90 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - June 2008
Striped Skunk - approx. 70 cm (including tail) - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - May 2009
Coyote (juvenile?) - approx. 1.3 m - Thorncliffe Park (Walmsley Brook) - October 2011
Melanistic form of Eastern Gray Squirrel (see above)
Big Brown Bat - length approx. 12 cm
Order: Chiroptera (Bats)
Family: Vespertilionidae (Vesper, Evening or Common bats)
Genus: Eptesicus
Species: Fuscus
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Updated August 10 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Mammalia (Mammals)
Big Brown Bat - length 10 to 13 cm - wingspan 28 to 33 cm - High Park - August 2016
Woodland Jumping Mouse (sexes similar) - body approx. 4
cm
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae (New World Rats & Mice)
Genus: Napaeozapus
Species: Insignis
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Updated September 5 2016
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Mammalia (Mammals)
Woodland Jumping Mouse (sexes similar) - body approx. 4 cm - York Regional Forest (Hollidge Tract) - August 2016
Family: Cricetidae (New World Rats & Mice)
White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) and Deer
Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) are similar but hind feet
are smaller - bi-coloured tail (dark above, pale below) with
white tail tip
Coyote - approx. 1.3 m - Mount Pleasant Cemetery - September 2016
Subspecies: Lotor