I haven’t gotten all the links established yet. But, at the same time, this will be under construction for the rest of my life!!! It is a labor of love and hopefully will pique your curiosity about the mammals around the driftless area of Wisconsin.
This is just a few that I’ve seen for certain. We have a trail cam that we like to use but it hasn’t identified any critter that we haven’t seen personally….yet!!!
This list is arranged in alphabetical order with the common name first and the Latin name following. I’ve added bits of info on each critter as I come across it; here’s the references that I’ve used for this info.
Bat, Big Brown – Eptesicus fuscus
Bat, Little Brown — Myotis lucifugus
Bobcat — Lynx rufus
Chipmunks , Eastern — Tamias striatus
Coyote — Canis latrans
Deer, White-tailed — Odocoileus virginianums
Fox, Red — Vulpes vulpes
Ground squirrel, Thirteen-lined – Ictidomys tridecemlineatus
Mink — Mustela vision
Mole: Eastern mole or Common mole — Scalopus aquaticus
Mouse, Deer — Peromyscus maniculatus
Mouse, House — Mus musculus
Opossum, Virginia — Didelphis virginiana
Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail — Sylvilagus floridanus
Raccoon , Common — Procyon lotor
Shrew, Northern short-tailed — Blarina brevicauda
Skunk — Spilogale putorius or Mephitis mephitis
Squirrel, Eastern Gray — Sciurus carolinensis