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Allegheny Woodrat

Neotoma magister

Size: 15-18 inches in length
Diet: This includes buds, leaves, stems, fruits, seeds, acorns and other nuts.
Reproduction: After a gestation period of 30-37 days, a litter of two to three young is born.
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Taxidea taxus

Size: Weigh approximately 10 – 20 pounds (4.5 – 9 kg)
Diet: Badgers are Carnivores
Reproduction: Litter of two to five young are born in a grass-lined burrow.

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Bats of Indiana


Size: 118 – 5 inches in length.
Diet: Insects,
Reproduction: Very slow; Usually have one offspring in a year. Can hold off reproduction until timing is more suitable.

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Castor canadensis

Size: 30-70lbs and 4ft long
Diet: Eat an inner layer of trees between the wood and bark called the “cambium”, also roots, tubers, cattails, or occasional corn and berry bush canes.
Reproduction: 3-4 babies called kits

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Lynx rufus

Size: Range in length from 30–50 inches, stand about 2 feet high, and weigh 15–30 pounds.
Diet: rabbits, mice, voles, squirrels, deer, muskrats, waterfowl and songbirds
Reproduction: An average litter of 1–3 kittens are born usually in April or May, but bobcats can have kittens any time of year.

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Eastern Chipmunk

Tamias striatus

Size: Typically 5-6 inches long, with a tail 3-4 inches long
Diet: Primarily grains, nuts berries, seeds, mushrooms, insects, and rarely carrion.
Reproduction: Chipmunks breed twice a year and will have 2-5 young in each litter.

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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

Sylvilagus floridanus

Size: 1.8 to 4.4 lbs, 15-19 inches long
Diet: Grasses, willow, dogwood, hickory, rose, sumac, ivy, bark, and seedlings.
Reproduction: Prolific; Can reproduce many times per year; Litter size ranges from 1-9 young.

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Canis latrans

Size: Average 25lbs (ranging from 20-50lbs)
Diet: Primarily feed on small mammals, rabbits, and squirrels
Reproduction:  Average litter of four to six pups

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Flying Squirrel

Glaucomys volans

Size: Total length (including tail) is 21–26 cm (8.3–10.2 in). The tail can be 8–12 cm (3.1–4.7 in)
Diet: Acorns, nuts, berries, seeds, mushrooms, eggs, insects, young birds, and carrion
Reproduction: 3-7 young per litter

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Gray Fox

Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Size: Average 8-12lbs
Diet: A variety of mammals, birds, insects, and plants
Reproduction: 3-5 pups per litter
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Indiana Bat

Myotis sodalis

Size: Body length ranges from 2.5 to 3.5 inches; wingspan is 10 inches.
Diet: Insects.
Reproduction: Very slow; Typically give birth to one pup in summer.

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Neogale vison

Size: 2–4 pounds and about 2 feet long including the tail
Diet: Muskrats, fish, frogs, crayfish, and snails
Reproduction: 3-6 young are born in late April or May

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Ondatra zibethicus

Size: Weight of adult ranges from 1.3 to 4.5 lbs
Diet: Cattails (majority of diet), aquatic plants, roots, and rhizomes, some terrestrial plants
Reproduction: Litter average is 6 young, but can range from 3-10.

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Didelphis virginiana

Size: Adult opossums weigh about 7 pounds on average
Diet: Carron, eggs, insects, worms, fruits, nuts, seeds, plants, frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes, small ground-nesting birds, small mammals
Reproduction: 5-13 young are born and crawl into the female's pouch to develop.

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Procyon lotor

Size: Adults weigh 8-20 pounds.
Diet: Frogs, crayfish, turtle and bird eggs, small mammals, fruits, vegetables, crops like corn, beechnuts and acorns
Reproduction: Litters range in size from 1 to 9, average is 4.

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Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

Size: The average adult weighs 8 to 14 pounds, but can range from 6.5 to 20 lbs.
Diet: Cottontail rabbits, squirrels, mice, songbirds, berries, fruits, vegetables, nuts, vegetation, insects, invertebrates, carrion, scavenged meat, small lambs, and poultry
Reproduction: Litters may range from 1 to 12, but 5 or 6 are average.

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River Otter

Lontra canadensis

Size: Weights range from 11 to 20 lbs
Diet: Fish, crayfish, mussels, frogs, salamanders, turtles, ducks, and other birds
Reproduction: Litter size is typically 1 to 3 kits

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Striped Skunk

Mephitis mephitis

Size: Adult males are 10% larger than females, with both sexes measuring between 52 and 77 cm in total body length and usually weighing 1.8–4.5 kg (4.0–9.9 lb)
Diet: Insects, invertebrates, worms, grubs, bees, wasps, mice, birds, eggs, fruits, nuts, plants, snakes, frogs, lizards
Reproduction: 4-7 mouse-sized young

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