Mammals of Crafton Hills
A partial list


Coyote (Canis latrans)


Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Mountain Lion

Cougar (Puma concolor)


Grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)


California mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)


American badger (Taxidea taxus)


Brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)


Pocket gopher (Geomyidae)

Kangaroo Rat

San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), lives in small burrows
Also known as the Four-toed Kangaroo Rat

They are critically endangered in our area due to loss of habitat.  There  is still some habitat along the edge of the Crafton Hills in the area of Highway 38 near Mill Creek.  In the early 1900s they were abundant in the region, until their habitat was wiped out.

Click on the image for an interesting 1940 magazine article about Kangaroo Rats.

Pack Rat

Pack rat (Neotoma), lives in nests

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