Life on a Quarter Acre

Other Vertebrates

Class Mammalia (Mammals)

I haven't seen many mammals in the yard, but I've seen a few more species than this.

A few years ago, a moose was wandering around Orchard Avenue and stopped at our house to eat a few apples. And occassionly I see a racoon in the backyard or a mouse near the compost. But I haven't got a photograph of them yet.

Order Lagomorpha (Lagomorphs)

Leporidae (Hares and Rabbits)

Sylvilagus sp.

Cottontail Rabbits

Order Rodentia (Rodents)

Scuridae (Squirrels)

Sciurus niger

Fox Squirrel

Order Carivora (Carnivorans)

Mephitidae (Skunks and Stink Badgers)

Mephitis mephitis

Striped Skunk

Class Amphibia (Amphibians)

Order Anura (Frogs and Toads)

Hylidae (Tree Frogs and Allies)

Pseudacris sierra

Sierran Tree Frog

Class Reptilia (Reptiles)

Order Squamata (Snakes and Lizards)

Colubridae (Colubrid Snakes)

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake

Thamnophis elegans