Mammals of Crafton Hills
A partial list

Coyote

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Bobcat

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Mountain Lion

Cougar (Puma concolor)

Fox

Grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Deer

California mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Badger

American badger (Taxidea taxus)

Rabbit

Brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)

Gopher

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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