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Beaver

Beaver

We think this was a beaver, but may have been a muskrat. For now, its a beaver.


Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk

Saw this one on the run before it scooted under the fence. See Tuesday, June 30, 2009 blog entry.


Eastern Cottontail

Eastern Cottontail

Common resident around town. See Saturday, March 28, 2009 blog entry.


Eastern Gray Squirrel - Black

Eastern Gray Squirrel - Black

Taunting us after raiding our garbage can. See Saturday, April 04, 2009 blog entry.


Eastern Gray Squirrel - Gray

Eastern Gray Squirrel - Gray

See Saturday, April 04, 2009 blog entry.


Eastern Gray Squirrel - White

Eastern Gray Squirrel - White

See our Wednesday, November 09, 2011 blog entry.


Eastern Mole

Eastern Mole

Found one of these in our yard when we lived on Bishop Rd. on the East Side. Sadly, we did not get a photo at that time.


Fox Squirrel

Fox Squirrel

With a nut. See Saturday, April 11, 2009 blog entry.


Groundhog

Groundhog

This is the second one we have seen. Didn't have a camera ready the first, but we did for this one. See Sunday, May 02, 2010 blog entry.


House Mouse

House Mouse

Saw one of these little fellows in the garage a few years back. Didn't get a picture at that time but will be ready for the next sighting.


Mink

Mink

We saw a mink swimming in the Rouge River before it then climbed up on shore and scurried into the woods. It surprised us, but we got a good look. Unfortunately, we fumbled with the camera a bit and did not get very good photos.


Muskrat

Muskrat

Spied one of these in the water at a boat channel over near Alfred Ford Park. We didn't get much of a picture though.


Norway Rat

Norway Rat

Have seen exactly three of these common rats in the city. Do we need to get out more at night? Maybe. We have seen them once on the East Side, once off of E. Larned in Downtown and once on Fort Street on the west side of Downtown. Didn't have the camera ready on any of these occasions.


Virginia Opossum

Virginia Opossum

We've seen two of these smooth beasts in the city. Once in our backyard on the top of our chain-link fence and once walking across the roadway - both at night. Didn't have a camera ready - very frustrating.