Carnivore; both diurnal and nocturnal; mustelid; 14 to 48 inches long (including tail); distinct black-tipped tail. Burrows, climbs, and swims. Nearly exterminated from the Great Plains a century ago, American bison have made such a remarkable comeback that they have become a fixture in Maryland's suburbs. Shrew, Long-tailed (Sorex dispar) The origin of the ponies of Assateague Island is unknown. J Acrobatic, known for breaching and slapping fins or tail against the water. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 6 to 8 inches long; approx. Lemming, Southern Bog (Synaptomys cooperi) Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 4 to 5 inches long (including tail). Lives alone or in small pod. Woodchuck (Marmota monax), also known as Groundhog, Havre de Grace, Maryland, June 2015. Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 60 feet long; weighs up to 50 tons; sleek gray-blue or black back with light belly is often scarred; tall, hooked dorsal fin; baleen plates in mouth, pleats along throat. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. G The National Park Service maintains the horses in Maryland. Squirrel, Eastern Gray (Sciurus carolinensis) Subspecies of American Water Shrew. Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Classified as Endangered. Burrows, and climbs. Lives alone or in small pod. Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 110 feet long; weighs up to 165 tons; long, tapered blue-gray back with light belly; ridge from blowhole to upper lip; baleen plates in mouth, grooves or pleats along throat. Prefers farmlands and meadows. Maryland Independent Agencies 11 inch wingspan. Found in marshy areas and fields. 3.9 inches long (including tail). Can reach speeds up to 45 mph. Burrows. Dolphin, Short-beaked Common (Delphinus delphis) Whale, Common Minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Found in marshy areas and fields. Woodchuck (Marmota monax) Also known as Groundhog. Classified as Endangered. Skilled climber. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Others contend that early settlers left the horses to roam on the Island to avoid taxes and duties on grazing land. Also known simply as Possum, or North American Opossum. Woodchuck (Marmota monax) Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Deer, White-tailed (Odocoileus virginianus) Semi-aquatic. Emits red ink-like substance if frightened. Lives in colonies. Classified as Endangered. Lemming, Southern Bog (Synaptomys cooperi) Prefers farmlands and meadows. Climbs and swims. Prefers deciduous forests. Can reach speeds up to 45 mph. Whale, Melon-headed (Peponocephala electra) Skilled climber. Shrew, Long-tailed (Sorex dispar) Pigmentation pattern on underside of tail or fluke similar to human fingerprint. Carnivore; delphinidae; up to 25 feet long; weighs up to 5,000 pounds; black, gray or brown body with white markings; square, sometimes creased, forehead or melon; long, sickle-shaped flippers. Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 4 to 5 inches long (including tail). Can reach speeds up to 18 mph. Omnivore; diurnal; talpidae; approx. 9 inches long (including tail); distinct short tail. 3.5 inches long. Classified as Endangered. Fox, Gray (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Named for Georges Cuvier, who first described them. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 6 to 8 inches long (including tail); distinct feet (including ankles) are completely white. Primarily nests in ground debris, or rotted logs. Rat, Black (Rattus rattus) Hibernates in winter months. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 4 to 5 inches long (including tail). 16 inches long (including tail). Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 5 to 8 inches long (including tail). Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Burrows, and climbs. Seal, Gray (Halichoerus grypus) Rat, Norway (Rattus norvegicus) Dolphin, Short-beaked Common (Delphinus delphis) Elk, American (Cervus elaphus) Feral horse [Assateague horse](right), Assateague Island National Park Seashore, Berlin, Maryland, May 2015. Highly intelligent. Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Subspecies of Eastern Fox Squirrel. Lives alone. Semi-aquatic. Lives alone or in small pod. Skims the surface for crustaceans. Primarily subterranean. Whale, Sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) Largest and heaviest animal in the world. 1913 : Wind Cave National Park (SD) received 14 bison from the New York Zoological Society. Seal, Harbor (Phoca vitulina) Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 60 feet long; weighs up to 40 tons; gray-black stocky back with mottled belly; arches or humps back before dive; flippers are black or white on top, white on bottom with knob-like forms on the front edges; hairy tubercles or nodules on head and lower jaw; long pectoral fins; baleen plates in mouth, pleats along throat. Whale, Killer (Orcinus orca) Burrows, and climbs. F Semi-aquatic. Also known as Common Porpoise and Puffing Pig. Acrobatic, known for breaching and slapping fins or tail against the water. Builds nests in trees. Most common bear species native to North America. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Classified as regionally extinct (no wild occurrences) in Maryland. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; approx. Skilled climber. Bison, American (Bison bison) Lives in small pod. Distinguished from gray seals by shorter nose, and mottled coloring. Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Also known as Sulphur Bottom. Primarily subterranean. Burrows. Burrows. Prefers damp, open habitats. Fast swimmer. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 5 to 6.7 inches long (including tail). Horse, Feral (Equus caballus) Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 60 feet long; weighs up to 50 tons; sleek gray-blue or black back with light belly is often scarred; tall, hooked dorsal fin; baleen plates in mouth, pleats along throat. Semi-aquatic. Maryland Manual On-Line Lives alone or in pods. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; approx. Primarily subterranean. Whale, Short-finned Pilot (Globicephala macrorhynchus) Pigmentation pattern on underside of tail or fluke similar to human fingerprint. Also known as Rock Shrew. ; distinct stripe pattern running from head to tail. Prefers farmlands and meadows. Granivore; crepuscular; rodent; approx. Skims the surface for crustaceans. Weasel, Long-tailed (Mustela frenata) Chipmunk, Eastern (Tamias striatus) Omnivore; crepuscular; mephitidae; 16 to 23 inches; distinct "broken" pattern to stripes, giving impression of spots. Named for Frederick W. True, who first described them. Burrows, climbs, and swims. Vole, Rock (Microtus chrotorrhinus) Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies Classified as Endangered. Traps prey in "bubble nets" before lunging in. Skunk, Striped (Mephitis mephitis) Solitary. Burrows, climbs, and swims. Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus), Glen Burnie, Maryland, June 2015. Whale, Humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) Whale, Long-finned Pilot (Globicephala melas) Maryland Government Lives in pod. Shrew, Northern Short-tailed (Blarina brevicauda) Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Carnivore; phocoenidae; 4 to 6 feet long; weighs 130 to 180 lbs; gray back, flippers, dorsal and tail fins, gray sides, white belly, gray stripes along throat, triangular dorsal fin. Whale, Common Minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Pack hunter. Shrew, Smoky (Sorex fumeus) Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 4.3 to 5.5 inches long (including tail); venomous saliva (painful, but not lethal to humans). 3.9 inches long (including tail). Some speculate that they arrived in the 17th or 18th century, escaping from shipwrecked vessels by swimming to shore. Also known as Blue-white Dolphin and Streaker. Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus), Glen Burnie (left), June 2019 & Vole, Rock (Microtus chrotorrhinus) Also known simply as Possum, or North American Opossum. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 3 to 3.5 inches (including tail); weighs 2 to 3 grams; can jump 4.5 inches vertically. Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; distinct covering of barbed quills. Whale, Dwarf Sperm (Kogia simus) Fox, Red (Vulpes vulpes) Also known as Canadian Porcupine, and North American Porcupine. 8 inch long tail; may be colors other than black. Carnivore; delphinidae; up to 32 feet long; weighs up to 11 tons; black back with white belly and white patches near eyes; tall dorsal fin with white or gray "saddle" or patch behind it. Herbivore; diurnal; cervidae; 6.3 to 8 feet long, 4.5 to 5 feet tall at shoulders; weighs 500 to 700 lbs. Carnivorous; diurnal; mustelid; 26 to 49 inches long. Intelligent. Can reach speeds up to 18 mph. Carnivore; nocturnal; mustelid; up to 12 inches long; distinct black-tipped tail. Rat, Marsh Rice (Oryzomys palustris) Primarily nests in tree hollows. Lives alone or in pods. Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 50 feet long; weighs up to 70 tons; large callus-covered head and thick black or gray body; lack dorsal fin; thick blubber layer; baleen plates in mouth. Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) ; distinct black-tipped tail. Classified as regionally extinct (no wild occurrences) in Maryland. ; dark back, white belly, with gray-gold pattern along sides. Lives alone or in small pod. Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards Woodchuck (Marmota monax), also known as Groundhog, Havre de Grace, Maryland, June 2015. Burrows. 3.5 feet long, weighs 33 to 77 lbs. Seal, Gray (Halichoerus grypus) Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Prefers deciduous forest near streams or ponds. Intelligent. Gunpowder Bison & Trading Co. was founded in 2004 and is a family owned and operated business. Whale, Common Minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Teeth can grow up to 4 inches long. Photo by Diane F. Evartt. Carnivore; crepuscular; canine; 31 to 41 inches long; weighs 8 to 15 lbs. Largest and heaviest animal in the world. Carnivore; ziphiidae; 16 to 24 feet long; weighs up to 6,800 pounds; cigar-shaped gray or brown-red back with light belly; often covered with scars and scratches; white stripe along back; males have a pair of teeth on lower jaw's tip; small concave head and short beak; small flippers can be tucked into body. Also known as Common Dolphin and Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin. Also known as Common Rorqual, Finback Whale, and Razorback. Skilled climber. Woodrat, Allegheny (Neotoma magister) Hunts prey in groups, similar to wolf packs. Carnivore; kogiidae; up to 12 feet long; weighs up to 1,000 pounds; gray-blue or brown back with pink or white belly and wrinkled skin; circular marking around bulging eyes with false gill plate behind; shark-like head with pointed snout; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil. Squirrel, Red (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Burrows, climbs, and swims. Classified as Endangered. Burrows. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. With vast selections of buffalo meat, bison meat, wild boar, and elk, Northfork has delicious meat for every need and occasion at affordable prices! Slow swimmer. Hibernates during winter months. Carnivore; delphinidae; 10 to 13 feet long; weighs 600 to 1,000 lbs. Feral horses [Assateague horses], Assateague Island National Park Seashore (Worcester County), October 2016. Mole, Star-nosed (Condylura cristata) Insectivore; nocturnal; chiroptera; 2.7 to 3.5 inches long, 8.5 to 9.7 inch wingspan; distinct tri-colored hair (dark brown-yellow-black). Primarily subterranean. Primarily nests in tree hollows. Can reach speeds up to 18 mph. Prefers forested, mountainous regions. Semi-aquatic. Fox, Gray (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Lives in pod. Whale, Pygmy Sperm (Kogia breviceps) ; white throat and belly and black flippers, back, and dorsal fin; gray stripe and yellow and white markings along sides, pointed dorsal fin, short snout. Search the Manual Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; 4.3 to 6.7 inches long (including tail); distinct chestnut brown stripe running from head to tail. Classified as Endangered. Shrew, Southern Pygmy (Sorex hoyi winnemana) Photo by Diane F. Evartt. Lives alone or in small pod. Photo by Diane F. Evartt. Prefers farmlands and meadows. Photo by Diane F. Evartt. Also known as Dwarf Weasel, Pygmy Weasel, and Mouse Weasel. Classified as Endangered. Insectivore; nocturnal; chiroptera; 4 to 5 inches long, 11 to 13 inch wingspan. Classified as Threatened. Migratory (April-Oct.). Photos by Diane F. Evartt. Squirrel, Delmarva Fox (Sciurus niger cinereus) Lives alone or in small herds. Males usually are scarred and have a pair of teeth on tip of lower jaw. The Sika Deer is an introduced species. Carnivore; diurnal; pinnipedia; 5 to 11 feet long. Nutria (Myocastor coypus) Whale, Fin (Balaenoptera physalus) Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Carnivore; phocidae; 6 to 8 feet long; 300 to 600 pounds; gray-silver body, black heads, dark spots on body, inflatable nasal septum and sac or hood on male's head. Hibernates during winter months. Climbs and swims. Males "sing" songs that change over time, though all males in a population sing the same song. Distinguished from harbor seal by longer face and fewer spots on body. Cougar (Puma concolor) Also known as Goose-beaked Whale. Burrows. Photo by Diane F. Evartt. 15 inches long (excluding tail). Granivore; crepuscular; rodent; approx. Classified as Endangered. Primarily nests in ground debris, or rotted logs. Can jump more than 15 feet horizontally. Also known as Stoat, or Short-tailed Weasel. Carnivore; physeteridae; up to 52 feet long; weighs up to 45 tons; large head and gray back with occasional white markings on belly; ridged, wrinkled back; mouth's interior can be white; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil; blowhole on left side of head. Adult American bison are slightly heavier on average because of their less rangy build, and have shorter legs, which render them slightly shorter at the shoulder. Fox, Red (Vulpes vulpes) Omnivore; crepuscular; rodent. Classified as Endangered. Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Carnivore; crepuscular; feline; 20 to 24 inches tall, 28 to 40 inches long. ; blue or gray back, blue or white belly, black stripes run from eyes and ears to flipper and around belly, black fins. Also known as Cachalot. Carnivore; crepuscular; canine; 18 to 35 inches long; weighs 8 to 17 lbs. Omnivore; diurnal; rodent; 5 to 6 inches long; striped back. Seal, Harp (Pagophilus groenlandicus) Lives in small pod. Carnivore; diurnal; pinnipedia; 5 to 11 feet long. Pack hunter; burrowing animal, yet primarily uses existing burrows and dens. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Can reach speeds up to 18 mph. Lives alone or in small herds. Carnivore; delphinidae; up to 9 feet long; weights up to 460 pounds; gray torpedo-shaped body with darker "cape" or patch around tall dorsal fin and dark "mask" on face; round head. Slow swimmer. Also known as Dwarf Weasel, Pygmy Weasel, and Mouse Weasel. Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies 8 inch long tail; may be colors other than black. Also known simply as Possum, or North American Opossum. Wolf, Gray (Canis lupus) Burrows. Highly intelligent. Burrows. Prefers farmlands and meadows. Whale, Melon-headed (Peponocephala electra) Primarily nests in ground debris, or rotted logs. Lives alone or in small herds. Omnivore; diurnal; rodent; 5 to 6 inches long; striped back. The Norway Rat is an introduced species. Solitary hunter. Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 85 feet long; weighs up to 80 tons; sleek, slender black or gray-brown back with white belly; right lower jaw is white while left is black; underside of tail is white with gray outline; "V"-shaped head with gray marks behind it; baleen plates in mouth, pleats along throat. Semi-aquatic; can “walk” on water. Bat, Northern Long-eared (Myotis septentrionalis) O Thrives in human-occupied areas. Skunk, Striped (Mephitis mephitis) The origin of the ponies of Assateague Island is unknown. Lives in pod. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Deer, Sika (Cervus nippon) Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. The American University Department of Athletics is awaiting the required test results to satisfy university and Patriot League testing protocols. Lives in pod. Prefers farmlands and meadows. Distinguished from harbor seal by longer face and fewer spots on body. Can jump more than 15 feet horizontally. Currently our farm tends to over 250 bison that are able to be seen by visitors. Carnivore; physeteridae; up to 52 feet long; weighs up to 45 tons; large head and gray back with occasional white markings on belly; ridged, wrinkled back; mouth's interior can be white; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil; blowhole on left side of head. Carnivore; kogiidae; up to 9 feet long; weighs 300 to 600 pounds; gray-blue or brown wrinkled back with white-pink belly; dark bulging eyes; white false gill plate; shark-like head with pointed snout with curved teeth; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil. Whale, Sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) ; blue or gray back, blue or white belly, black stripes run from eyes and ears to flipper and around belly, black fins. Porpoise, Harbor (Phocoena phocoena) Pack hunter; burrowing animal, yet primarily uses existing burrows and dens. Can leap up to 12 feet horizontally. ; dark brown to black coat; white rump; antlers found on males. Herbivore; trichechidae; 9 to 13 feet long; weighs 800 to 1300 lbs. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Classified as Endangered. Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Omnivore; crepuscular; mephitidae; 16 to 23 inches; distinct "broken" pattern to stripes, giving impression of spots. Carnivore; kogiidae; up to 12 feet long; weighs up to 1,000 pounds; gray-blue or brown back with pink or white belly and wrinkled skin; circular marking around bulging eyes with false gill plate behind; shark-like head with pointed snout; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil. ; short, curved horns. Maryland Government Otter, Northern River (Lutra canadensis) Whale, Common Minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Marten, American (Martes americana) Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards Rat, Norway (Rattus norvegicus) Shrew, Cinereus (Sorex cinereus) Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies, Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards. Prefers coniferous and mixed forests. Whale, Dwarf Sperm (Kogia simus) Shrew, Least (Cryptotis parva) Burrows. Feral horse [Assateague horse](left), Assateague Island National Park Seashore, Berlin, Maryland, May 2018. Skilled climber. This large animal was named because it likes to soak itself in pools of water for hours at a time. 11 inch wingspan. Solitary. Skunk, Eastern Spotted (Spilogale putorius) Prefers mixed forests of large trees. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 5 to 6.7 inches long (including tail). Migratory. Classified as Endangered. Semi-aquatic. Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Skilled climber. The House Mouse is an introduced species. Carnivore; delphinidae; 5 to 8 feet long; weighs 200 to 300 lbs. Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Pack hunter. Seal, Harbor (Phoca vitulina) Shrew, Southern Water (Sorex palustris punctulatus) The bison, known to her keepers as Agnes, was born at … Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; 8 to 10 inches long, 7 to 8 inch tail; distinct furred tail. Burrows. Prefers coniferous forests. Can reach speeds up to 45 mph. Burrows. Maryland Government Carnivore; nocturnal; mustelid; 18.4 to 28 inches long. Almost indistinct from Sylvilagus floridanus, but its distinct separating feature is the dark patch of fur between its ears. Woodchuck (Marmota monax) Mouse, Eastern Harvest (Reithrodontomys humulis) Generally slow-moving, but capable of short bursts of speed. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 8 to 10 inches long (including tail). The origin of the ponies of Assateague Island is unknown. Prefers farmlands and meadows. Carnivore; delphinidae; 10 to 13 feet long; weighs 600 to 1,000 lbs. Prefers deciduous or mixed forests with access to water; adapted to urban areas. Lives alone or in a pair. Burrows. Lives alone or in small pod. Carnivore; physeteridae; up to 52 feet long; weighs up to 45 tons; large head and gray back with occasional white markings on belly; ridged, wrinkled back; mouth's interior can be white; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil; blowhole on left side of head. Semi-aquatic; can “walk” on water. Carnivore; kogiidae; up to 12 feet long; weighs up to 1,000 pounds; gray-blue or brown back with pink or white belly and wrinkled skin; circular marking around bulging eyes with false gill plate behind; shark-like head with pointed snout; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil. Carnivore; both diurnal and nocturnal; canine; 3.5 to 5.5 feet long, 2 to 3 feet tall at shoulder. Seal, Harbor (Phoca vitulina) Maryland Departments Deer, White-tailed (Odocoileus virginianus) Hibernates during winter months. Carnivore; nocturnal; mustelid; 18.4 to 28 inches long. Herbivore; noctural; cervidae; 2.5 feet high at shoulders; weighs 50 to 100 lbs. Burrows. Herbivore; diurnal; equine; 4.4 to 5.4 feet tall at shoulders; found primarily on Assateague Island, with a herd protected at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Worcester County. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Carnivore; delphinidae; 6 to 13 feet long; weighs 300 to 1,400 lbs. 9 inches long (including tail); distinct short tail. Prefers deciduous forests. Vole, Southern Red-backed (Myodes gapperi) Burrows. Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus), Glen Burnie, Maryland, June 2015 (left) & June 2019 (right). Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 4.3 to 5.5 inches long (including tail); venomous saliva (painful, but not lethal to humans). Shrew, Southern Pygmy (Sorex hoyi winnemana) Herbivore; crepuscular; leporidae; 14.5 to 15.5 inches long; fur turns white in winter, and brown in warmer months; black-tipped ears all year. Feeds by lunging into prey schools. Semi-aquatic. Insectivore; nocturnal; chiroptera; approx. Seal, Harbor (Phoca vitulina) Intelligent. Whale, True's Beaked (Mesoplodon mirus) Prefers farmlands and meadows. Herd animal. Maryland Municipalities The Sika Deer is an introduced species. May be brown, gray, or tan in color. Teeth can grow up to 4 inches long. ; bulbous head, large grayish-white body, scarred skin. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Lives in small pod. Can reach speeds up to 43 mph. 3.9 inches long (including tail). Migratory. Photos by Diane F. Evartt. Solitary hunter. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 16 to 24 inches long; long, narrow, scaled tail. Whale, Blue (Balaenoptera musculus) Although commonly called "buffalo" since the late 1700's, the correct name is American bison (a close relative is the European bison). Prefers damp, open habitats. Also known as Blackfish and Pothead. Weasel, Least (Mustela nivalis) Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 60 feet long; weighs up to 40 tons; gray-black stocky back with mottled belly; arches or humps back before dive; flippers are black or white on top, white on bottom with knob-like forms on the front edges; hairy tubercles or nodules on head and lower jaw; long pectoral fins; baleen plates in mouth, pleats along throat. Granivore; diurnal; rodent; 10 to 14.5 inches long (excluding tail). Skilled climber. Some mammalogists distinguish a fourth race,the mountain bison, Bison bison haningtoni Figgins which was peculiar to the mountains of Colorado.The eastern race of Pennsylvania,Maryland, and Virginia were extinct by 1815. Largest brain on Earth. Whale, North Atlantic Right (Eubalaena glacialis) 6 feet tall, 10 feet long; 900 to 2,200 lbs. Can leap up to 18 feet vertically, 40 feet horizontally. Granivore; diurnal; rodent; 7 to 8 inches long (excluding tail); distinct white belly. Largest and heaviest animal in the world. Skilled climber. Hibernates in winter months. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 2.5 to 7 inches long (including tail). Manatee, West Indian (Trichechus manatus) Squirrel, Delmarva Fox (Sciurus niger cinereus) Prefers farmlands and meadows. Shrew, Smoky (Sorex fumeus) 4 inches long (including tail). Almost indistinct from Sylvilagus obscurus. Fast swimmer. Classified as Endangered. Herbivore; diurnal; cervidae; 5.2 to 7.3 feet long, 2.7 to 3.3 feet tall at shoulders; weighs 130 to 300 lbs. Carnivore; kogiidae; up to 12 feet long; weighs up to 1,000 pounds; gray-blue or brown back with pink or white belly and wrinkled skin; circular marking around bulging eyes with false gill plate behind; shark-like head with pointed snout; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Manatee, West Indian (Trichechus manatus) Classified as Endangered. Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Highly intelligent. Name is Norwegian for pollock. 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