Forest Hill – Mammals in Nova Scotia

One of the pre-requisites for being accepted as a tenant in Forest Hill is the love for nature and the willingness to protect our home as well as the local animals’ habitat. A person who loves and knows nature will and wants to protect it automatically. 

Who wants to live a life in unity with nature in Forest Hill is naturally interested in learning about our furry friends that have been living their for centuries and who’s territory and habitat we are going to share. So here you find a list of photos of the most common mammals in Nova Scotia. 

STAR-NOSED MOLE (Condylura cristata)

 

 

 

LITTLE BROWN BAT (Myotis lucifugus)

 

 

 

SNOWSHOE HARE (Lepus americanus)

 

 

 

EASTERN CHIPMUNK (Tamias striatus)

 

 

 

WOODCHUCK (Marmota monax)

 

 

 

BEAVER (Castor canadensis)- there are two beaver dams on our lake

 

 

 

PORCUPINE (Erethizon dorsatum)

 

 

 

HUMPBACK WHALE (Megaptera novaeangliae)

 

 

 

EASTERN COYOTE (Canis latrans)

 

 

 

RED FOX (Vulpes vulpes)

 

 

 

BLACK BEAR (Ursus americanus)

 

 

 

RACCOON (Procyon lotor)

 

 

 

AMERICAN MINK (Mustela vison)

 

 

 

STRIPED SKUNK (Mephitis mephitis)

 

 

 

BOBCAT (Felis rufus)

 

 

 

HARBOUR SEAL (Phoca vitulina)

 

 

 

WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)

 

 

 

MOOSE (Alces alces)

 

 

 

WILD HORSE  (Equus ferus)

 

 

 

If you have any questions, wishes, comments or tips, please post them in the field below this blog. Please feel free to share your knowledge regarding nature and animals with us here.

 

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  1. Very sad to report that the little brown bat is near extinction here.

    What was once the most common bat in Nova Scotia is now endangered by a disease known as White-nose-Syndrome caused by the fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans . The disease has killed nearly 7 million bats in eastern North America in the past 8 years and estimates of a 90% percent decline in Nova Scotia have taken place in just 3 years since the disease was first recorded. There is no known cure for the disease which is lethal and affects all bat species that congregate in caves and abandoned mines used for hibernation through the winter. About 16 hibernation sites are known in Nova Scotia.
    From
    https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/biodiversity/species-list.asp

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