Common Vertebrates on the Nature Preserve

Mammals

American Beaver Castor canadensis 
Audubon’s cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii 
Black Rat Rattus rattus
Black tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus 

Picture courtesy of Allan Jones

Black-tailed deer Odocoilius hemionis 

Picture courtesy of Gina Martin

Bobcat Lynx rufus 
Botta pocket gopher Thomomys bottae 
California ground squirrel Spermophilis bechey
California vole Microtus californicus 
Coyote Canis Latrans 
Gray fox Uryocyon cineroargenteus 
Hoary bat Lasiurus cinerus 
House mouse Mus musculus 
Mexican free-tailed bat Tadarida brasilienis 
Mink Mustela vision 
Muskrat Ondatra zibethicas 
Norway rat Rattus norvegicus 
Opossum Didephis marsupialis
Raccoon Procyon lotor 
Ringtail Bassariscus astutus
River Otter Lontra canadenris 
Striped skunk Mephitis mephits 
Western gray squirrel Sciarus griseas

Reptiles

Alligator lizard Gerrhonotus multicarinatus
Garter snake Thamnophis
Gopher snake Pituphic metanolearus
King snake Lampropeltis getulus

Picture courtesy of CCC staff

Pond slider Pseademys sp.
Western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis
Picture courtesy of CCC staff

Western pond turtle Actinemys marmorata

Picture courtesy of Gina Martin

Western rattlesnake Cortulas viridis

Amphibians

Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana
Pacific chorus frog Hyla regilla
Western pond toad Bufo boreas

Fish

Black crappie Lepomis cyanellus
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Carp Cyprinus carpio
Green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus
Large mouth bass Micropertus salmoides
Mosquito fish Gambusia affinis
Pikeminnow  Plychoreilus grandis