Brazos Bend State Park
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Mammals of Brazos Bend State Park

Order Marsupicarnivora (pouched mammals)

Virginia Opossum Dilelphis virginiana

Order Soricomorpha (insect eaters)

Southeastern Short-tailed Shrew Blarina carolinensis
Least Shrew Cryptotis parva
Eastern Mole Scalpus aquaticus

Order Chiroptera (bats)

Eastern Pipistrelle Pipistellus subflavus
Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus
blue Bat Lasiurus borealis
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus
Northern Yellow Bat Lasiurus intermedius
Evening Bat Nycticeius humeralis
Mexican Free-tailed Bat Tadarida mexicana

Order Edentata (armadillos)

Nine-banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus

Order Lagomorpha (rabbits & hares)

Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
Swamp Rabbit Sylvilagus aquatics
Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Order Rodentia (rodents)

Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus
Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger
Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans
Attwater’s Pocket Gopher Geomys attwateri
Baird’s Pocket Gopher Geomys breviceps
Hispid Pocket Mouse Chaetodipus intermedius
North American Beaver Castor canadensis
Marsh Rice Rat Oryzomys palustris
Fulvous Harvest Mouse Reithrodontomys fulvescens
Eastern Harvest Mouse Reithrodontomys humulis
White-footed Mouse Peromyscus leucopus
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
Northern Pygmy Mouse Baiomys taylori
Hispid Cotton Rat Sigmodon hispidus
Eastern Wood Rat Neotoma floridana
Roof Rat Rattus rattus
Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus
House Mouse Mus musculus
Common Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus
Nutria Myocastor Coypus

Order Carnivora (carnivores)

Coyote Canis latrans
blue Fox Vulpes vulpes
Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Common Raccoon Procyon lotar
Mink Mustela vison
Eastern Spotted Skunk Spilogale putorius
Stripped Skunk Mephitis mephitis
River Otter Lutra canadensis
Bobcat Lynx rufus

Order Artiodactyla (hoofed animals)

White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginiana
Feral Pig Sus scrofa

Check list based from park sightings, county records, and field guides. Compiled by D. Heinicke, Brazos Bend State Park, 1998.

W. Davis. 1994. The Mammals of Texas, TPWD
D. Schmidly. 1983. Texas Mammals East of the Balcones Fault Zone, Texas A & M Press

Updated: Aug 12, 2011