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Mammals
Pictures and Descriptive Characteristics of Mammals
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Agriculture
11th Grade
12/06/2012

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Term
Cottontail
Definition
  • Somewhat stocky
  • Large hind feet
  • Long ears
  • A short, fluffy tail that resembles a cotton ball.
  • Long, coarse coat varies in color from reddish-brown to grayish-brown.
  • The underparts are white.
Term
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  • Somewhat stocky
  • Large hind feet
  • Long ears
  • Short, fluffy tail that resembles a cotton ball.
  • Long, coarse coat varies in color from reddish-brown to grayish-brown.
Definition
Cottontail
Term
Flying Squirrel
Definition

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  • Weigh 3-5 ounces
  • 9-14 inches long
  • Soft velvet fur, colors- cinnamon, grayish, reddish-brown, or blaskish-brown 
  • Big black dreamy eyes 
  • Belly hair is dark grey 
  • Small ears 
  • Male and females look alike 
Term
Whitetail Deer
Definition

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  • Have white fur underneath their tails.
  • Bucks, or male deer have antlers.
  • Gray/brown or red/brown colors.
  • Fawns, or baby deer have white spots to help them hide.
Term
Badger
Definition
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Prairie dog
Definition

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  • brownish tan color
  • white tip tail or black
  • up to 3 pounds
  • 21 inches long
  • robust rodents
  • slightly grizzled and fat.
  • They have broad,rounded heads,
  • hairy tails short legs.
Term
Eastern Chipmunk 
Definition

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  • Back fur is reddish brown
  • 5 black stripes running down body 
  • Sides are buff to white colored 
  • Black tail 
  • 8-10 inces long 
  • Soft, short, rounded ears 
Term
Mole
Definition

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  • Can be round, oval, flat or raised shaped
  • Color- brown, pinkish flesh to yellow, dark blue, or black
  • Velvety fur
  • Weigh 3-6 ounces
  • 5-8 inches long
  • Pointed snout
  • Sharp claws 
Term
Elk
Definition

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  • weighs from 600 to 1000 pounds
  • stand 5 feet at the shoulder
  • males have large antlers females dont have antlers
  • short tails
  • redish color body underside is darker
Term
Porcupine
Definition

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 Covered with sharp quills.

Head and body, 25 to 36 in. Tail, 8 to 10 in.

Weigh 12-35 lbs.

 

Term
Beaver 
Definition
  • beavers generally weigh over 60 pounds and are a reddish-brown color. 
  • They have a hairless tail that is flattened from top to bottom. 
  • A beaver's back feet are webbed for swimming while the front legs are smaller and act as bumpers and graspers.[image]
Term

Skunk 

Definition
  • A skunk's fur is black with a white stripe that begins as a triangular shape on the top of the head, forks into two stripes that travel down the sides of the back, 
  •  usually merges again near the base of the tail. Another white stripe runs from the base of the snout between the eyes and ends on the forehead. [image]
Term
Opossum
Definition

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  • grey in color 
  • black ears and feet
  • size of cat
Term
Mountain Lion
Definition

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  • Have tan fur.
  • Adult male will weigh 110-180 lbs. Adult female 80-130 lbs.
  • Has a long and heavy tail, which measures almost two-thirds the length of its head and body.

 

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