Mammals of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
The 30 most recent entries.
comNamecountydateobservernumbercommentsphoto_linkobsType
Eastern Spotted SkunkGraham2018-03-0911Ran across the road in front of my car. I got a very clear view of it and it was definitely a spotted skunk. Was driving home after work, so it was around 10 or 10:30 pm. --Bridgette Dunn. - Yellow Creek Road, Robbinsville. First mile after turning onto it from 129.05_Sight
BobcatGraham2018-03-0711Saw it on my way home from work, between 9 and 11 pm? Got a very clear view of it in highbeams as it slinked across the road 7 feet in front of me. Saw the tail, the face, the body, definitely a bobcat. It tried to crouch behind bushes but there was no foliage, so I could still see it. I didn't want to disturb it, so moved along instead of trying to take pics with my phone. It was very close to my house on Yellow Creek Road. - Yellow Creek Road, about half way down, past church.05_Sight
BobcatWake2018-04-22Eddie A. Owens1I was birding by kayak, hoping to hear some rails. As I paddled toward one of many beaver dams throughout the marshes, I looked and saw a Bobcat on the dam. It had seen me and was frantically trying to cross the dam to get to the nearby woods on the west side of the marsh. The dam was slippery and difficult to cross quickly, but I watched as the cat scrambled across it. I tried to get a photo but couldn't extract my camera quickly enough. It was a beautiful Bobcat, bobbed tail, short, black-tufted ears, spotted. I was 15-20 yards from the animal when I spotted it. - Marshes on Shearon Harris Reservoir northeast of New Hill-Holleman Rd. bridge. Time of sighting: 7:33pm.05_Sight
American BeaverScotland2018-04-22Mark Shields1One observed swimming up Lumber River in late morning. - Lumber River at LURI-Chalk Banks Accessphoto02_Photo
American BeaverHoke2018-04-22Mark Shields1One observed swimming up Lumber River in late morning; crawled out on bank for a few minutes, then swam downstream. - on western bank of Lumber River, across from boat ramp at LURI-Chalk Banks Accessphoto02_Photo
Appalachian CottontailHaywood2018-04-22Marilyn Westphal, Marcus Simpson, Nora Murdock, Robert Emmott1About 10am in the morning, found freshly dead in the road. Thick fog and drizzle in the morning. Specimen preserved. - Blue Ridge Parkway mile 419.3, near John Rock overlook. elevation 5,303 feet.photo02_Photo
American BeaverNew Hanover0000-00-00Laura Williams1Unfortunately this Beaver was just recently hit by a car and was deceased. He was a large specimen approximately 45 to 50 lb - Wilmington Highway 17 Market Street right in front of the Ameristay Inn03_Roadkill
Star-nosed MoleWatauga2018-04-13J. Merrill Lynch1Killed by Lynch's dog on the creek bank in front of the house. - yard in northern part of the countyphoto02_Photo
Southeastern BatSampson2018-04-06Gary Jordan (USFWS)1Mist netted one adult male on dirt road through inundated bottomland hardwood forest - Great Coharie Mitigation Site WNW of Clintonphoto02_Captured
Eastern Red BatSampson2018-04-06Gary Jordan (USFWS)3Mist netted 3 juvenile males on dirt road in inundated bottomland hardwood forest - Great Coharie Mitigation Site WNW of Clintonphoto02_Captured
BobcatHenderson2018-03-30Nora Murdock1Early morning, sitting quietly. - Shumont Mountain, near Bat Cave, NCphoto02_Photo
Silver-haired BatChatham2018-04-03Gary Jordan (USFWS)1Mist-netted one adult male on firebreak within mature mixed pine/hardwood forest. Site had recently had prescribed burn. - Jordan Game Land off Johnson Farm Roadphoto02_Captured
Evening BatChatham2018-04-03Gary Jordan (USFWS)1Mist-netted one adult male on firebreak within upland hardwood forest. Site had recently had prescribed burn. - Jordan Game Land off Johnson Farm Roadphoto02_Captured
Eastern Red BatChatham2018-04-03Gary Jordan (USFWS)5Mist-netted five males on firebreak within upland mixed pine/hardwood forest. Site had recently had prescribed burn. - Jordan Game Land off Johnson Farm Road02_Captured
Big Brown BatChatham2018-04-03Gary Jordan (USFWS)11Mist-netted 11 individuals (8 females, 3 males) on firebreak within upland mixed pine/hardwood forest. Site had recently had prescribed burn. - Jordan Game Land off Johnson Farm Roadphoto02_Captured
Red SquirrelMitchell2014-06-26Mark Shields1Feeding on snacks left by visitors on paved trail - Roan Mountain Gardens Trailphoto02_Photo
North American River OtterHaywood2018-03-27Nettie Black1Mid afternoon we observed this otter in our pond. It then climbed out the opposite bank and went up into the woods. - Our small farm in the White Oak area of Waynesvillephoto02_Photo
Common Bottlenose Dolphin_New_Hanover_inshore2010-12-29Mark Shields3Small pod jumping repeatedly while swimming north along coast - Fort Fisher State Historic Sitephoto02_Photo
Virginia OpossumOnslow2018-03-27Mark Shields1One individual feeding on birdseed in my yard in Holly Ridge, about 6:00 pm. Regular nighttime visitor, rarely seen during the day.photo02_Photo
CoypuWake2018-03-18Harry LeGrand and others1From the boardwalk over the lake, the group saw one swimming at the upper end of the pond, next to the marsh, and it then climbed up the bank onto dry ground, where we saw the squared-off muzzle, grayish whiskers, and especially the rounded tail (as opposed to the broad and flat tail of a Beaver). Apparently the staff at the county park have seen the species here previously. - Yates Pond05_Sight
North American River OtterBrunswick2018-03-24Sam and Caroline Quinn1We first saw the otter in our pond close to our house, diving and feeding about 8am. Later in the morning I saw the otter diving and feeding where a spillway comes from another pond. That is when I was able to video him. - We live on a large pond in St James Plantation. Our neighborhood has many large ponds which are connected . The ponds have a lot of fish, turtles, frogs, snakes and attract many different birds, herons, egrets, ducks etc.photo02_Photo
Seminole BatBrunswick2018-03-16Gary Jordan (USFWS) and Anneliese Westphal (NCDOT)1Mist netted one juvenile non-reproductive male on dirt road within mixed pine/bottomland hardwood forest. - Pireway Tract of Columbus County Game Land (but in Brunswick County)02_Captured
Rafinesque's Big-eared BatBrunswick2018-03-16Gary Jordan (USFWS) and Anneliese Westphal (NCDOT)2Mist netted 2 adult scrotal males. One netted over shallow pond within pine forest. The other one was netted on dirt road within mixed pine/bottomland hardwood forest. - Pireway Tract of Columbus County Game Land (but in Brunswick County)photo02_Captured
White-footed DeermouseOrange2018-03-05Tommy Richey1Eating seeds on back deck from dusk through the night - By house shed in open mixed hardwood/pine forestphoto02_Photo
North American River OtterDare2018-02-28Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin1Observed in late morning; the animal was momentarily resting on its back with the end of the tail raised out of water. - At Oregon Inlet Fishing Center at the end of Oregon Inlet Road. The otter was about 100 feet from the shoreline near the Coast Guard Station. 05_Sight
North American River OtterCabarrus2018-03-04Bill LeBedz1The otter was across the creek where I was sitting. Be kept poking his head up and vocalizing. He then swam up stream and stood straight up on a sand bar then swam away. I found footprints on the bank where he was. - Dutch Buffalo Creek Mt Pleasantphoto06_Sign w/photo
North American River OtterWashington2018-02-27Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin1Swimming actively along canal at around 9:45 AM. - In canal along West Lake Drive just west of Pungo Lake. photo02_Photo
North American River OtterHyde2018-02-27Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin1Animal was vocalizing for about a minute. - In canal along South Pungo Road of Pungo Unit.photo02_Photo
White-footed DeermouseOrange2018-03-05Ken Hyers1Open mixed hardwood / pine forest. Killed by cat. - North Eastern Orange County (Deerview Trail)photo02_Photo
Mexican Free-tailed BatChatham2018-02-26J Summers, K Chandler1Bat flying in Warehouse. Mexican free-tailed bats found last year and reported to Ed Corey. - NC State Parks Warehousephoto02_Photo