Wild mammals stir high interest among human observers. A white-tailed deer, black bear, or river otter is sure to draw the eyes of all who see it. Even mice, shrews, weasels and other small furbearers rarely fail to garner a reaction. This may be because we share a close kinship with mammals. After all, everyone reading this IS a mammal – Homo sapiens, to be specific. Our evolutionary roots are much more closely intertwined with other mammals than birds, reptiles, fish or other types of frequently encountered fauna.
In addition to our online species guide, we also have Field Guides you can download:
Ohio Wildlife Field Guides and Backyard Wildlife Resources