mammals of connecticut

According to one estimate, the county has 59 per square mile, more than double the density in the rest of the state, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. [Parry, Wynne, "More coyotes may be on the prowl in the area", "The Advocate" of Stamford, Connecticut, November 23, 2007, pp 1, A4 Norwalk edition] * Gray wolf ("Canis lupus") — extirpated in Connecticut in the nineteenth century; deliberately killed by early settlers, but the population also was hurt by the reduction of its food supply (largely deer); some taxonomists say the wolf that used to inhabit Connecticut was actually the eastern Canadian wolf ("Canis lycaon")* Red fox ("Vulpes vulpes") — a native species to New England, but it probably interbred with red foxes introduced from Europe; the hybrid is now thought to be the only type in Connecticut; [ [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326072&depNav_GID=1655] Web page titled "Red Fox" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] tends to be absent where coyotes are regularly present; prefers habitats with a mixture of fields and forest edges* Gray fox ("Urocyon cinereoargenteus") — fairly common, but less so than the Red fox; it tends to inhabit denser forests than the Red fox; the population has been growing for the past century with reforestation in the state the main cause; in the Connecticut, the normal home range for a fox is about two to four square miles, but abundance or lack of food supplies can change that [ [ ] Web page titled "Gray Fox" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] Bears (Order "Carnivora", Family "Ursidae")* Black bear ("Ursus americanus") — rare in most of the state, but fairly common in Litchfield and Hartford counties in the northwestern and north central parts of the state; bears have expanded from their core habitat in the state's northwestern hills; in 2002 the population was probably above 100 and growing, Geoffrey Hammerson wrote in "Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity, Natural History, and Conservation", but state wildlife biologists for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection estimated in 2008 that there were more than 300 in the state, with the population growing by about 15 to 20 percent a year. DEP annual bear surveys began in 2001. In June 2007, a 500-pound bull moose collided head-on with a driver on the Merritt Parkway near Exit 37 in Stamford, Connecticut. Anecdotal evidence suggested the population at that time was growing., DEP officials said. Reforestation of the state was the major factor allowing for the reintroduction and expansion of the bear population, and that expansion is expected to continue. It is unknown whether or not the burgeoning coyote population has resulted in a decline in bobcats, however. [ [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326044&depNav_GID=1655] Web page titled "Moose" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] The greatest danger to people from mooses is car collisions. [Stelloh, Tim, "Officials target deer in hunting proposal: New Canaan council hopes reduction will curb Lyme disease", article, "The Advocate" of Stamford, Connecticut, August 19, 2007, page A3] * Habitat da In Greenwich, Connecticut, the Greenwich Audubon Society's convert|600|acre|km2 of land have seen deer push out ground birds such as the ovenbird and black and white warbler. "**"Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms or walk slowly away. Bears that persistently kill livestock, enter buildings or demonstrate similarly problematic behavior may be killed under state policy. An example of a situation where exposure cannot be ruled out is when a bat is found in the same room as a sleeping individual or a very young child." According to one estimate, the county has 59 per square mile, more than double the density in the rest of the state, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. Acorn production can fluctuate greatly from year to year, affecting the squirrel population. According to one estimate, the county has 59 per square mile, more than double the density in the rest of the state, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. * Snowshoe hare ("Lepus americanus"; subspecies: "Lepus canadensis") — common in the northern part of the state, usually where there are dense thickets; the population in Connecticut doesn't soar cyclically, as the species does farther northRodents")* Groundhog also known as Woodchuck or Whistle Pig ("Marmota monax") — scarce when Europeans first came to North America, but they have thrived since then. "**"Never attempt to feed or attract bears. * Lyme disease:Culling the deer population in Groton, Connecticut by about 90 percent reduced the incidence of new Lyme disease cases in town from about 20 a year to two or three a year. Local police are authorized to kill the animals if they pose a threat to public safety, which in practice almost only means that the animal is getting too close to a highway. For other information about birds and plants of Connecticut, please see my other boards. [ [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326044&depNav_GID=1655] Web page titled "Moose" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] The greatest danger to people from mooses is car collisions. In June 2007, a 500-pound bull moose collided head-on with a driver on the Merritt Parkway near Exit 37 in Stamford, Connecticut. An example of a situation where exposure cannot be ruled out is when a bat is found in the same room as a sleeping individual or a very young child." Some deforestation and fragmentation of forests has occurred in recent decades with expanded residential development. Some once-abundant species in the area were completely absent as of late 2007, according to an Audubon official.MooseMoose ("Alces alces") — have become more prevalent in Connecticut in recent years, with the first documented reproduction (a female and two calves) found in 2000, and an estimated 100 in the state as of 2007. From 1989 to 1991, they were reintroduced from New Hampshire and by 2004 were established in northern Connecticut. Even before Connecticut was settled by Europeans, the moose population was never large, according to the DEP. In 2007 they were sighted as far south as North Stamford in the extreme southwest corner of the state (they have also been seen increasingly in Rhode Island.Fact|date=December 2007* Striped skunk ("Mephitis mephitis") — common in the state and in various habitatsCats (Order "Carnivora", Family "Felidae")* Bobcat ("Felis rufus") — They favor thickets and patchy woods in the least-developed areas of the state, especially in the northwest highlands of Connecticut; they normally are scarce where coyotes are more prevalent. "**"Report bear sightings to the Wildlife Division, at (860) 675-8130. Otherwise, DEP officials will usually try to tranquilize the animal or harass them into a nearby woods (sometimes by banging on pots or forming a line to try to scare the animal away). Historically, there have been reports of large migrations of squirrels, including one in 1933 involving at least 1,000 gray squirrels swimming across the Connecticut River between Hartford and Essex. There is no hunting season for bears in the state. Local police are authorized to kill the animals if they pose a threat to public safety, which in practice almost only means that the animal is getting too close to a highway. Unlike deer, moose that feel threatened tend to stand their ground.Stelloh, Tim, "DEP forecasts more moose-car collisions: Official expects animal population to increase across the state"," The Advocate" of Stamford, Connecticut, October 14, 2007, pp 1, A6] Moose are thought to be entering the state from the north. Other factors are the mixture of young and mature forests, milder winters, and fewer predators. "'Porpoises (Order "Cetacea", Family "Phocoenidae")* Harbor porpoise ("Phocoena phocoena") — rare, but sometimes found off the coast "'Seals (Order "Carnivora", Family "Phocidae")* Harbor seal ("Phoca vitulina") — This is the only marine mammal regularly living in Connecticut; found mostly in the eastern part of the coast (where there were at least several hundred as of 2004), but also in the west; not uncommon around Hammonasset Beach State Park, around Sheffield Island and Smith's Reef in the Norwalk Islands, and they have been spotted off Stamford and Greenwich; [Desmarais, Paul, "Photo Journal" photo feature (caption of picture of two harbor seals in Norwalk), "The Advocate" of Stamford, Norwalk edition, p A11, March 18, 2008] found from late fall through mid spring, usually on isolated ledges and rocks; in the past, they may have been permanent residents, but sealers and fishermen who killed the seals to prevent competition probably stopped that; for the warmer months of the year, they migrate to the Maine coast. In June 2007, a 500-pound bull moose collided head-on with a driver on the Merritt Parkway near Exit 37 in Stamford, Connecticut. in 2007 it received 2,000. The deer have devastated species of plants once abundant on the Audubon group's land and ravaged low-lying vegetation, including hickory and hemlock saplings. ""'Raccoons and relatives (Order "Carnivora", Family "Procyonidae")* Raccoon ("Procyon lotor") — found near lakes, ponds, marshes and streams; a rabies epidemic devastated the population in the state in the earlhy 1990s, killing as much as 75 percent of the population; raccoon rabies still remains in Connecticut, with about 200 cases a year as of 2004, and including skunk and cat infections as well as raccoons; rabies cases should be reported to police or animal control officialsWeasels, Otters, and Skunks (Order "Carnivora", Families "Mustelidae", "Mephitidae")* River otter ("Lontra canadensis") — previously scarce, but now somewhat common in the state; found in many lakes and large ponds* Mink ("Mustela vison") — rather common in streams, ponds, lakes and marshes; large minks are now extinct but may have lived along the coast of the state in the nineteenth century* Long-tailed weasel ("Mustela frenata") — Like the ermine (or "short-tailed weasel"), fairly common in woods and thickets and near stone walls; especially near rivers and streams* Ermine or Short-tailed weasel ("Mustela erminea") — Like the Long-tailed weasel, fairly common in woods and thickets and near stone walls; especially near rivers and streams * American marten ("Martes americana") — one recent (as of 2004) road-kill in New Hartford, Connecticut (in the north-central to northwest part of the state) was the first certain evidence that the species occurs in Connecticut* Fisher (animal) ("Martes pennanti") — Fishers live in large, thickly wooded forests; the species was extirpated from southern New England when forests were cleared and was absent for more than a century. In 1907 the state allowed landowners to shoot deer causing crop damage.l In 1974, the state passed its first deer management act and regular, licensed deer hunting began the next year. Reforestation of the state was the major factor allowing for the reintroduction and expansion of the bear population, and that expansion is expected to continue. Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) — the most frequently seen mammal in Connecticut and the largest squirrel found in the state. From 1992 to 1998, two or three moose sightings were reported each year to the state Department of Environmental Protection, generally in the spring and fall. One Massachusetts environmental official estimated there were about 1000 moose in Massachusetts. They thrived so well that in 1961, the first state-regulated trapping season began in order to manage their numbers in light of growing nuissance complaints; [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325970&depNav_GID=1655] Web page titled "Beaver" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] the population is large enough now to be trapped, and generally 500 to 1,000 are trapped each year; in the 2001-2002 season a record 1,224 were trapped; in 2000 it was estimated there were between 5,000 and 8,000 beavers in the state; they can annoy homeowners with their tree cutting and flooding from their dams (which help some species but hurt others); in Connecticut, people must get a permit from their town wetlands commission before altering beaver dams to prevent or reduce flooding "'Mice, rats, voles, lemmings (Order "Rodentia", Family "Muridae")* White-footed mouse ("Peromyscus leucopus") — common in woods and especially along forest edges; particularly where there are plenty of nuts or large seeds; * Deer mouse ("Peromyscus maniculatus") — found in the northern part of the state * Allegheny woodrat ("Neotoma magister") — once existed at one site in western part of the state but now extirpated; it has also disappeared from many areas in the Northwestern United States * Red-backed vole ("Clethrionomys gapperi") — common in the state, especially in forests with plenty of ground cover such as logs, rocks or old stone walls * Meadow vole ("Microtus pennsylvanicus") — often found in abundance in pastures, meadows, marshes or wherever there is thick, unmowed grasses or sedges * Woodland Vole ("Microtus pinetorum") — common in the state; found mostly in partly wooded uplands * Muskrat ("Ondatra zibethicus") — common in ponds, lakes, slow-moviing streams, canals, swamps and marshes * Southern bog lemming ("Synaptomys cooperi") — usually lives along the edges of bogs, but also sometimes found in shady uplands with thick humus soil * House mouse ("Mus musculus") common in cities and farms, associated with people and farmland; comes from Europe— * Norway rat ("Rattus norvegicus") — common wherever it can find food, such as at farms, in cities, near garbage dumps or waterfront areas; comes from Europe; Barn owls near the New Haven landfill often feed on them "'Jumping mice (Order "Rodentia", Family "Dipodidae", Subfamily "Zapodinae")* Meadow jumping mouse ("Zapus hudsonius") — rather common in Connecticut in areas with thick vegetation, including meadows but also old fields, forest edges, often near water * Woodland jumping mouse ("Napaeozapus insignis") — rather common in Connecticut in moist, forested areas or spots with thick shrubs, usually along streams "'New World porcupines (Order "Rodentia", Family "Erethizontidae")* North American porcupine ("Erethizon dorsatum") — uncommon in forested areas in the northern part of the state; usually found in mixed forests including eastern hemlockCarnivoresDogs, Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes (Order "Carnivora", Family "Canidae")* Coyote ("Canis latrans") — first spotted in Connecticut in the mid-1950s, with the first 10 years of reports only in the northwestern part of the state, although they have since spread across the entire state. ")Connecticut has several problems associated with its large deer population:* Motor vehicle accidents: State Farm Insurance estimates that more than 10,000 deer in Connecticut are hit by cars each year.Schweber, Nate, "Car Hits Deer. The DEP asks people who see bears in Connecticut to do the following:**"Enjoy it from a distance. ""'Raccoons and relatives (Order "Carnivora", Family "Procyonidae")* Raccoon ("Procyon lotor") — found near lakes, ponds, marshes and streams; a rabies epidemic devastated the population in the state in the earlhy 1990s, killing as much as 75 percent of the population; raccoon rabies still remains in Connecticut, with about 200 cases a year as of 2004, and including skunk and cat infections as well as raccoons; rabies cases should be reported to police or animal control officialsWeasels, Otters, and Skunks (Order "Carnivora", Families "Mustelidae", "Mephitidae")* River otter ("Lontra canadensis") — previously scarce, but now somewhat common in the state; found in many lakes and large ponds* Mink ("Mustela vison") — rather common in streams, ponds, lakes and marshes; large minks are now extinct but may have lived along the coast of the state in the nineteenth century* Long-tailed weasel ("Mustela frenata") — Like the ermine (or "short-tailed weasel"), fairly common in woods and thickets and near stone walls; especially near rivers and streams* Ermine or Short-tailed weasel ("Mustela erminea") — Like the Long-tailed weasel, fairly common in woods and thickets and near stone walls; especially near rivers and streams * American marten ("Martes americana") — one recent (as of 2004) road-kill in New Hartford, Connecticut (in the north-central to northwest part of the state) was the first certain evidence that the species occurs in Connecticut* Fisher (animal) ("Martes pennanti") — Fishers live in large, thickly wooded forests; the species was extirpated from southern New England when forests were cleared and was absent for more than a century. ""'Whales (Order "Cetacea", Family "Delphinidae")* Long-finned pilot whale ("Globicephala melas") — occasionally enters Long Island Sound; it rarely washes up on the shore in Connecticut. Anecdotal evidence suggested the population at that time was growing., DEP officials said. (According to an estimate in "Connecticut Wildlife", published in 2004, "Winter density ranges up to about 40 per square mile in southwestern Connecticut, with a statewide mean of 21 per square mile. * Snowshoe hare ("Lepus americanus"; subspecies: "Lepus canadensis") — common in the northern part of the state, usually where there are dense thickets; the population in Connecticut doesn't soar cyclically, as the species does farther northRodents")* Groundhog also known as Woodchuck or Whistle Pig ("Marmota monax") — scarce when Europeans first came to North America, but they have thrived since then. Another possible reason for the decline of this species could be the loss of areas with suitable ground cover, which protects the animals from predators. In Massachusetts, three or four moose are hit by trains each year and about 15 motor vehicle collisions with the animals occur, although in some years there have been as many as 50. Then What? "'Porpoises (Order "Cetacea", Family "Phocoenidae")* Harbor porpoise ("Phocoena phocoena") — rare, but sometimes found off the coast "'Seals (Order "Carnivora", Family "Phocidae")* Harbor seal ("Phoca vitulina") — This is the only marine mammal regularly living in Connecticut; found mostly in the eastern part of the coast (where there were at least several hundred as of 2004), but also in the west; not uncommon around Hammonasset Beach State Park, around Sheffield Island and Smith's Reef in the Norwalk Islands, and they have been spotted off Stamford and Greenwich; [Desmarais, Paul, "Photo Journal" photo feature (caption of picture of two harbor seals in Norwalk), "The Advocate" of Stamford, Norwalk edition, p A11, March 18, 2008] found from late fall through mid spring, usually on isolated ledges and rocks; in the past, they may have been permanent residents, but sealers and fishermen who killed the seals to prevent competition probably stopped that; for the warmer months of the year, they migrate to the Maine coast. Note: most browsers have an option to print to PDF. Anecdotal evidence suggested the population at that time was growing., DEP officials said. Otherwise, DEP officials will usually try to tranquilize the animal or harass them into a nearby woods (sometimes by banging on pots or forming a line to try to scare the animal away). * Lynx ("Lynx canadensis") — apparently never a permanent resident of the state, but historically it may have ranged occasionally here* Eastern Cougar, also known as Mountain lion ("Puma concolor", also called "Felis concolor") — There is no firm evidence that the species exists in the state but may be (rare) in hilly parts of northern Connecticut.Hoofed mammals"'Deer (Order "Artiodactyla", Family "Cervidae")White-tailed DeerWhite-tailed deer ("Odocoileus virginianus") — The population in the state is enormous and growing in large part because of the expansion of rural residential lands that are hospitable for deer but not suitable for hunting. But another estimate, based on a survey in the winter of 2006-2007 estimated only 29.4 deer per square mile in the county.Cassidy, Martin B., "Bow-hunting group calls for new deer census in Greenwich", The Advocate" of Stamford, Connecticut, September 6, 2007, Stamford edition, page A5] Deer can carry up to 1,000 ticks, many of which have Lyme disease. "**"Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms or walk slowly away. * Lynx ("Lynx canadensis") — apparently never a permanent resident of the state, but historically it may have ranged occasionally here* Eastern Cougar, also known as Mountain lion ("Puma concolor", also called "Felis concolor") — There is no firm evidence that the species exists in the state but may be (rare) in hilly parts of northern Connecticut.Hoofed mammals"'Deer (Order "Artiodactyla", Family "Cervidae")White-tailed DeerWhite-tailed deer ("Odocoileus virginianus") — The population in the state is enormous and growing in large part because of the expansion of rural residential lands that are hospitable for deer but not suitable for hunting. in 2007 it received 2,000. A few days later, a 500-pound female was short and killed in Waterbury when it approached a highway entrance ramp. A few days later, a 500-pound female was short and killed in Waterbury when it approached a highway entrance ramp. The state DEP encourages bear reports on its Web site. In 1997, the DEP received about 100 calls reporting bear sightings. [ [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326044&depNav_GID=1655] Web page titled "Moose" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] The greatest danger to people from mooses is car collisions. One Massachusetts environmental official estimated there were about 1000 moose in Massachusetts. It is unknown whether or not the burgeoning coyote population has resulted in a decline in bobcats, however. ""'Whales (Order "Cetacea", Family "Delphinidae")* Long-finned pilot whale ("Globicephala melas") — occasionally enters Long Island Sound; it rarely washes up on the shore in Connecticut. [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325968&depNav_GID=1655] Web page titled "Black Bear> at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] Since then sightings have increased dramatically. In Massachusetts, three or four moose are hit by trains each year and about 15 motor vehicle collisions with the animals occur, although in some years there have been as many as 50. [ [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326044&depNav_GID=1655] Web page titled "Moose" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] The greatest danger to people from mooses is car collisions. Other factors are the mixture of young and mature forests, milder winters, and fewer predators. "**"Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms or walk slowly away. Some once-abundant species in the area were completely absent as of late 2007, according to an Audubon official.MooseMoose ("Alces alces") — have become more prevalent in Connecticut in recent years, with the first documented reproduction (a female and two calves) found in 2000, and an estimated 100 in the state as of 2007. * Gray Seal ("Halichoerus grypus") — occasionally seen in Long Island Sound but usually lives farther northee also* Fauna of Connecticut* List of Connecticut birds* Flora of Connecticut* Long Island Sound for an extensive list of various species* List of Massachusetts mammals* List of mammals in North America* Mammals of New England* List of mammals* List of regional mammals listsNotesExternal links* [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325726&depNav_GID=1655&depNav=| Wildlife Web pages at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site], Bats that hibernate in caves and tunnels:* Northern bat (see above)* Little brown bat (see above)* Eastern Small-footed Bat ("Myotis leibii") — believed to have been extirpated in the state, and it was probably always scarce; no confirmed sightings have been recorded in the state for several decades; listed by the state as a "species of special concern"* Indiana bat ("Myotis sodalis") — in the several decades up to 2004, only one was ever found in the state, the bat is on both state and federal lists of endangered species* Eastern pipistrelle ("Pipistrellus subflavus")Rabbits and Hares"):* The Eastern cottontail ("Sylvilagus floridanus") was introduced to New England in the late 1800s and has expanded its range at the expense of the native New England Cottontail. [ ] Web page titled "White-tailed Deer" at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site, retrieved December 30, 2007] By the 1970s, the total state population was about 20,000, and up to 76,000 (a low estimate) in 2000.Fairfield County has the highest deer density in the state. "**"Never attempt to feed or attract bears. (According to an estimate in "Connecticut Wildlife", published in 2004, "Winter density ranges up to about 40 per square mile in southwestern Connecticut, with a statewide mean of 21 per square mile. In 1907 the state allowed landowners to shoot deer causing crop damage.l In 1974, the state passed its first deer management act and regular, licensed deer hunting began the next year. ")Connecticut has several problems associated with its large deer population:* Motor vehicle accidents: State Farm Insurance estimates that more than 10,000 deer in Connecticut are hit by cars each year.Schweber, Nate, "Car Hits Deer. A few days later, a 500-pound female was short and killed in Waterbury when it approached a highway entrance ramp. Moose are native to the state but driven out as forest land was converted into farmland. From 1992 to 1998, two or three moose sightings were reported each year to the state Department of Environmental Protection, generally in the spring and fall. * Lyme disease:Culling the deer population in Groton, Connecticut by about 90 percent reduced the incidence of new Lyme disease cases in town from about 20 a year to two or three a year. Other factors are the mixture of young and mature forests, milder winters, and fewer predators. Then What? "**"Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms or walk slowly away. According to one estimate, the county has 59 per square mile, more than double the density in the rest of the state, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. It's High Season for Roadkill, and Disposal Costs Mount", article, "The New York Times", Connecticut and the Region section, October 21, 2007, page 3] But the state Department of Environmental Protection estimates only 3,000 deer-motor vehicle accidents occur annually.Lee, Natasha, "Controlled hunt set for nature preserves: Group aims to cull deer population", The Advocate" of Stamford, Connecticut, October 19, 2007, Norwalk edition, pp 1, A6] State policy is to bury deer carcases by the side of the road where they were hit. In 1997, the DEP received about 100 calls reporting bear sightings. * Gray Seal ("Halichoerus grypus") — occasionally seen in Long Island Sound but usually lives farther northee also* Fauna of Connecticut* List of Connecticut birds* Flora of Connecticut* Long Island Sound for an extensive list of various species* List of Massachusetts mammals* List of mammals in North America* Mammals of New England* List of mammals* List of regional mammals listsNotesExternal links* [http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325726&depNav_GID=1655&depNav=| Wildlife Web pages at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Web site], Dogs, Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes (Order "Carnivora", Family "Canidae"), * Coyote ("Canis latrans") — first spotted in Connecticut in the mid-1950s, with the first 10 years of reports only in the northwestern part of the state, although they have since spread across the entire state. in 2007 it received 2,000. 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