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Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Alturas, California


Mammals of Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Most mammals found on the refuge and adjacent land are resident species, except bats which migrate. Visibility of mammals varies seasonally because some species hibernate in winter, and others, although active, remain out of sight in tunnels under snow. Mule deer are plentiful in the in the areas and can be seen from refuge roadways.

The following list of mammals has been obtained from Mammals of the Pacific States - California, Oregon, and Washington (Ingles, L.G. 1965)


Mammals

Merriam shrew                          Canyon mouse
Broad-handed mole                      Brush mouse
Little brown bat                       Pinyon mouse
Fringed myotis                         Deer mouse
California myotis                      Northern grasshopper mouse
Small-footed myotis                    Bushy-tailed woodrat
Hairy-winged myotis                    Sagebrush vole
Long-eared myotis                      Mountain meadow mouse
Yuma myotis                            Muskrat
Silver-haired bat                      Norway rat
Hoary bat                              Black rat
Big brown bat                          House mouse
Pallid bat                             Western jumping mouse
Brazilian free-tailed bat              Porcupine
Black-tailed hare                      Coyote
Nuttall's cottontail                   Raccoon
Pygmy rabbit                           Mink
Yellow-bellied marmot                  Long-tailed weasel
Belding's ground squirrel              Badger
Beechey's ground squirrel              Striped skunk
Townsend's pocket gopher               Spotted skunk
Northern pocket gopher                 River otter
Great Basin pocket mouse               Mountain lion
Ord kangaroo rat                       Bobcat
Great Basin kangaroo rat               Mule deer
Beaver                                 Pronghorn
Western harvest mouse

For more information contact:
                        Refuge Manager
                        Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
                        P.O. Box 1610
                        Alturas, California 96101     
                        Phone: 916/233-3572
This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1995.  Birds of Modoc National Wildlife 
     Refuge, California.  U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1995.  Birds of Modoc National Wildlife 
     Refuge, California.  U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govmodocmam.htm 
     (Version 25JAN00).

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