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Nine-banded Armadillo
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
The Nine-banded Armadillo has leathery skin with hardened plates on the back and sides that overlap. The plates form overlapping bands. The number of bands varies from 7 to 11 with 9 being fairly common. The Armadillo... Read more >
Mountain Beaver
Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa)
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American Beaver
American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Beavers are the largest rodents in North America. They are aquatic mammals with glossy reddish brown or blackish brown waterproof fur. They have short dark brown ears. The rear legs are longer than the front legs. The... Read more >
North American Porcupine
North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)
The North American Porcupine is the second largest rodent in North America after the beaver. It has a distinctive spiny coat and moves in slow lumbering fashion. The porcupine has a dark brown or black appearance. The... Read more >
Virginia Opossum
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
The Virginia Opossum has a long head and pointed snout, with long whiskers. The body is shaped like a large cat and has a long pointed tail with a scaly appearance. Females carry their young in a fur-lined pouch. The... Read more >

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