Title: Mammals of Everglades National Park
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Title: Mammals of Everglades National Park
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Everglades mink (Mustesi visot)
Uncommon along the northern boundary of
the park. Most commonly seen along the
Tamlaml Trail and at Shark Valley.
Lontailled weasel (Mustela treuta)
Hypothetical. Has been found near Collier-
Seminole State Park.
Esten spotted skunk (Spiroga leputorius
Hypothetical, has been seen near park
entrance station.


Striped Skunk
Rare on Long Pine Key.


River otter (Lutra canadensis)
Uncommon in freshwater marshes. Most
commonly seen In the Spring at Anhlnga Trail
and Shark Valley.
Florida panther (Fels concolor)
Endngered ubapeeas (F. c. coryl) Is rare In
plnelands, coastal marshes and freshwater
marshes.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
Common In plnelands, coaslal prairies and
hardwood hammocks.
Domestic cat (Fells domestlcus)
Rare exotic. Abandoned or feral Individuals
Infrequently seen, especially along the main
park road.
West Indian manrtee (TriChecOhu mena tus)
Endanogerd species locally common In
marine and estuarine areas. Frequently seen
In Whitewater Bay, Hells Bay and along the
west coast.
Doaestic pig (Sus scrola)
Exotic species from Europe. Rare In
freshwater marshes and cypress. Seen
occasionally in various parts of the park.
Whlte-lalled der (Odocollous virginia)
Common In plnelands and freshwater
marshes at Long Pine Key and Shark Valley.


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MAMMALS OF EVERGLADES
NATIONAL PARK

Over 40 species of mammals are iound in
Everglades National Park. MaIny species
corrnm onn l associated wilh drier habilats of
forest and 'elds have adapted to the semi
aquatic environment that comp';se most of the
park's acreage It is not uncommon to see while-
lailed deer wading through the sawgrass prairie
or a bobcat foraging for 'ood in the mangrove
area of the park.

NoclL.snal hiabi'al cG rMiany mammals make
them diliirult to observe. Tracks, scat or other
signs c' their aciv ties might be Ihe only
evidence one sees of their presence. Early
morning or late a-ilerroon are the best tires to
observe mammals.

This 'is represents species found within the
boundary of the park and'or imr-nediate area.
This ,.sl was complied by Wiiliam B. Robertscr,
Jr. and James A. Kushla-i.
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MAMMALS
Oppossum /Dide'phis rmarsu~uj. s ;
Lora, y common in hardwcod hiarrTriocks.
p.nelands and developed sites
Shortlalled shrew (Blarina b'oevicdaudaJ
Local. commnor: in hardwoc d harmocks.
pinelands and freshwater marshes,
Least shrew (Crypftos parva)
Locally common in pinelands, coast! prairies
and drier freshwater marshes.
Eastern mois (Scatopus aqua ticus!
Hypothetica, an early record near Royal Paim;
occurs In the Miami area,


Seminole bat /Lasiurus seminoius)
Hypolhetical. has been found in Miami.
Florida yellow bat (LLesiuhs ratefmOedi5.1
-,ypolhetiral has been found in Miarni
Evening bat ,'YvctIefui s hyny erasis.,
Hypothelica' H.:-, been found qnuar
H:.r-TiFstead and in Ihe Big Cypress Naional
L es e r e.
Brazillan Iree-lailed bat (Taiancre
basi''ensis; HypotneClcal. Locally common in
sojthe'i Florida. especially in developed
sitRe Unident:.ed Iree-lailed bats have been
recordred at Royal Palm.
Florida mastlll but (Eurmops glaucinus)
H-.pottet.cal Occurs in Marr .
Nine-banded armadillo 'Dasypus
.no'vemci tu.'s; Exol t pec ics. Sore.Fhat
cu:rnrrn:r near Everglades C;il and Long Pine
Key a'ca.
Marsh rabbit 'Svvifagjas paiustfis,
Cor-,rrcn in higher 'reshwater ma,!shes
rj-piF r and coastal prairie, Black
ndir lluYI iSua! are not ur-cor-in icn
Eastern cottontail fSy vi agus ti'ori an s5,:
RarF in pinelarnrl near Long Pine Key. Mos1
commonly seer near P!'in Islaidr
Gray Squirrel iSc'urus caroline n5sis
Rare in park, but locally common near ROvy
Pa r and long Pine Key
Fox squirrel I'S. u,'us nfiger)
Fo'omer' occurred lear Royal Palm and
eastern parts of the park., No. are 'Dujnd aloigr
the wesl c:u:ast in .mTang-nes. Dinolands and
cyp.'Ces s. amp
Southern flying squirrel Gia .uca ros vo.rfa s
UncomamoIn ir pinelands of the park
Rice ral iOryzomys paustrpis,i
Cor-irror. in freshwater marshes and cypress.
Cotton mouse rPeromyscus qoss'ypin us'
Cormorri n ininelands. hardwood hammocks
and drier freshwater marshes.
Cotton rat (Sigmodon Sihpis sus
Comrror In pinelands, hardwood hammocks
ar:d dry freshwater marshes. Frequently seen
feeding along roads and in developed sites.


Roundtall muskrat (Ne.tiber a tener
Locally common In colonies in freshwater
marshes and coastal prairies Muskrat homes
car be seen in the Shark V-i ey area
Roof rat fRaltus ratrus.
Exotic species from Europe Loca ly common
in devqc'ope:J sites Has banr established near
Fiamirgo for 50 years. Unc:,rrniir.r in coastal
prairies, man'iigroves and hardwood
hamr works.
Norway rat ,'Flatus norvegicus)
Hypotheltcal. E..ntic species rom Europe.
Occurs in Miami.
Houos mouse u'Mus ,1 Us cu'iol s.)
Exotic species fromr Eroj e Common in
developed sits. drier I'esilwater marshes and
pirelands.
Allantle bottlenosed dolphin (Ttsrs ;os
truneatlus) Commc'ri in rrarine and estuarine
areas. FreqtuLenly seen off Flaminqior Ca.n
Sable and The Gi.i f Coasi
Short-finned or Pilot where (C'ot-cCepia'
rnarc orhy,-,c a Uncommon in marine areas,
especially off Cape Sable and west coas.
Grey lox 'UfOCyvc cr;rt ''ci,'. i-r"''&.I Rar- in :;:ai
pinelands, Most 4reaJenti, seen near eastern
Long Pire Key,'
Red fox (VLioes vu'fe s.
Exotic and are n pa-'., n~'rliqjer'y' se.en in
The Long Pine Key area
Domestic dog (Can's n am ita ns.
%arH exuol: Feral or abar-doned individuals
-a e>:' occur in the ;:c-. but ar- ::.'rllr1'i
nearby,
Black bear Us us a a,;. ., r. c r s.
Pre.'v'..usliy .'::I:,u'iir' alr.;i :he- east coast Is
now rare in 'hu pa' lHas beer seen near
Flam.ngc. Shar Valley and the Lcn. Pine Key
area.
Raccoon (Procyon ~oor,'
Comrr ilr in *Iost habilals. F :-I:;j -.lI y in
developed stes and alcI: roads at I 4. T.'...
sujbspFeces oc-.cuJ fn the 'ark
Coati (Nasua na ricoa
Exctic species from Ce 'riral and Soiul
America. Abandoned indivIduals have rarely
been seen in the park.




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