Animal World: Fox Squirrels – Sciurus Niger

The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrels in North America. They range from the East Coast excluding New England, Colorado, and Texas and have been introduced into Northern California. Fox squirrels prefer woods/forest as any tree squirrel would, but they mostly-Chincoteague Brian Gratwicke inhabit forest with an open understory and … Read more

Animal World: Marmot

Marmots are members of the squirrel (rodent) family. They are sufficiently different for our purposes to differentiate them from ground squirrels. You can think of a marmot as a large plump ground squirrel. Marmots usually live in mountainous areas. Marmots live in burrows, and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social, and … Read more

More About Raccoon – Procyon Lotor

Raccoons (also spelled racoon) are nocturnal mammals. Raccoons are the masked bandits that everyone is familiar with in numerous stories and tales. Raccoon are unusual in that they have thumbs, which aren’t opposable like in humans but still enable them to open many closed containers such as garbage cans and doors or latches. Raccoons are … Read more

Snowshoe Hare – Lepus Americanus

The Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) is a species of hare found only North America. It gets it name from its very large back feet which give the appearance that the hare is walking with snowshoes. While it certainly isn’t wearing snowshoes it feet do however serve that exact same function, preventing the hare from sinking … Read more