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There are a number of different types of mammal types that reside in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. They find shelter, food, and water in this beautiful natural reserve.

While taking a hike in the Cuyahoga Valley, it is considered a common event to hear some rustling in the leaves. One need not be alarmed, as it’s likely one of the many small mammals that make up a big percentage of the wildlife in the National Park. Mice, moles, chipmunks and squirrels are all found in the park.

On the side of the road, one might glimpse white-tailed deer or even woodchucks grazing. There may be quick sightings of raccoons or opossums scampering across the street at nighttime. They are usually in quite a rush, as they are trying to obtain shelter or food before the next day starts.

In the wetlands of Cuyahoga Valley there is alot of action to be seen with the beavers and muskrats. One might discover tree stumps and wood chips revealing a beaver’s recent search for shelter, food, or the construction of a dam. Minks, with their beautiful fur, can also be seen in the wetlands. They head over to those areas to find snakes, fish, and other kinds of wildlife they catch for food. In the early morning around dawn, river otters can be sighted eating fish, that were recently caught.

There have been seven different types of bats discovered in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Unfortunately, they have also found a disease that has been killing off millions of bats all over the United States. National Park Service is nervous that it will soon spread to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The National Park are taking the necessary measures and precautions to prevent any bat epidemic reaching their large numbers of bats.

After a long disappearing act, the coyotes have finally returned to the Cuyahoga Valley. They are the most important carnivore in the Cuyahoga Valley ecosystem. They have plenty of sustenance in the region as their diet is incredibly diverse. They feast on different forms of nuts, fruit, grains, and small mammals. There are many red and grey foxes, that live in the National Park. They also benefit from the same food types as that of the coyotes.

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