KSR Mammals

Mammals of Jokers Hill

LAST UPDATE:   June 20, 2017


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King Township, Regional Municipality of York

C.S. Blaney and Peter M. Kotanen*

*Correspondence author: peter.kotanen@utoronto.ca

The following list includes all wild mammals observed by property manager William Fox (1971-1998), Sean Blaney (1997-1999), and Peter Kotanen (1997-present), with additional contributions from Mark Engstrom (Royal Ontario Museum) and Marc Johnson (University of Guelph). Monika Havelka (University of Toronto) added several new species in 2004, using live traps and a bat detector. Beaver appeared in 2009, initially in the east side pond. River Otter was added in 2016 on the basis of tracks and slide marks. Opossum was added in 2017 after detection by a camera trap. See Blaney (1999) for details (Seed Bank Dynamics of Native and Exotic Plants in Open Uplands of Southern Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto, Department of Botany).


Scientific Name Common Name
Didelphis virginiana Virginia Opossum
INSECTIVORA Shrews and Moles
Sorex cinereus Masked Shrew
Sorex hoyi Pygmy Shrew
Blarina brevicauda Short-tailed Shrew
Condylura cristata Star-nosed Mole
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat
LAGOMORPHA Rabbits and Hares
Sylvilagus floridana Eastern Cottontail
Lepus europaeus European Hare
Tamias striatus Eastern Chipmunk
Marmota monax Woodchuck
Sciurus carolinensis Gray Squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Red Squirrel
Glaucomys sp. Flying Squirrel sp.
Castor canadensis Beaver
Peromyscus leucopus White-footed Mouse
Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow Vole
Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat
Rattus norvegicus Norway Rat
Mus musculus House Mouse
Napeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping Mouse
Zapus hudsonius Meadow Jumping Mouse
Erithizon dorsatum Porcupine
CARNIVORA Carnivores
Canis latrans Coyote
Vulpes vulpes Red Fox
Procyon lotor Raccoon
Mustela ermina Ermine
Mustela vison Mink
Mephitis mephitis Striped Skunk
Lontra canadensis Northern River Otter
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed Deer


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