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We are governed by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Striped Skunk
Home Range: 1/2 square mile.
Food: Voles, mice, beetle grubs, insects, eggs of birds and turtles, berries, garbage.
Mating: February to March
Gestation: 62 to 66 days
Young born: April to June
Number of young: 2 to 10, average 5 to 7
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: Weaned at 2 months, independent by fall.
Racooon
Home Range: 10 acres to several square miles.
Food: Crayfish, insects, frogs, berries, fruits, vegetables, garbage.
Mating: December to February
Gestation: 9 weeks
Young born: February to April
Number of young: 3 to 7
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: Weaned at 10 to 16 weeks, independent 4 to 6 months.
Red Fox
Home Range: 1 to five square miles.
Food: Small mammals, carrion, insects, fruit.
Mating: December to March
Gestation: 52 days
Young born: March to May
Number of young: 1 to 5
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: Disperse at 6 to 9 months.
Bats
Home Range: 1 to five square miles.
Food: Small mammals, carrion, insects, fruit.
Mating: December to March
Gestation: 52 days
Young born: March to May
Number of young: 1 to 2/i>
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: 1 month
Coyote
Home Range: 5 to 25 square mile.
Food: Mice, voles, rabbits and other small animals, fruits, berries, deer, domestic livestock, carrion, garbage.
Mating: January to April
Gestation: 58 to 63 days
Young born: March to May
Number of young: 5 to 7
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: Disperse at 6 to 9 months, but sometimes stay with parents and form a pack.
Porcupine
Home Range: A few acres in winter to 200 acres in summer.
Food: Plants and bark from trees.
Mating: September to December
Gestation: 205 to 215 days
Young born: April to August
Number of young: 1
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: Weaned at 3 1/2 months.
Vole
Home Range: 75 to 200 square yards.
Food: Grasses and seeds.
Mating: All year in South; may stop during winter in North.
Gestation: 20 to 23 days
Young born: All year in South; may stop during winter in North.
Number of young: 4 to 5
Number of litters: 2 to 3
Young independent: 2 to 3 weeks.
Mice
Home Range: 1/10 to 2 1/2 acres.
Food: Fruits, seeds, insects, nuts, cones.
Mating: February to October
Gestation: 23 days
Young born: March to November
Number of young: 1 to 5
Number of litters: 2 to 4
Young independent: 3 1/2 to 4 weeks.
Beaver
Home Range: Usually within 200 to 300 yards of the lodge.
Food: Leaves from plants and bark from trees.
Mating: January to March in North, November to January in South.
Gestation: 100 to 110 days
Young born: April to July in North; February to April in South
Number of young: 1 to 4
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: Males leave lodge at 1 to 2 years.
Red Squirrel
Home Range: 2 to 5 acres.
Food: Nuts, seeds, berries, buds, mushrooms.
Mating: February to March, June to July
Gestation: 5 weeks
Young born: Late March to May, late July to September
Number of young: 2 to 8
Number of litters: 1 to 2
Young independent: 7 to 8 weeks.
Grey Squirrel
Home Range: 1 to 3 acres.
Food: Nuts, buds, seeds, flowers, cones, fruits.
Mating: December to February; June to July
Gestation: 45 days
Young born: February to April; September to October
Number of young: 3 to 5
Number of litters: 2
Young independent: Weaned at 8 to 9 weeks. independent at 3 to 4 months.
Woodchuck
Home Range: 1/2 to 3/4 acre.
Food: Grasses and plants.
Mating: February to April
Gestation: 4 weeks
Young born: March to May
Number of young: 2 to 9, average 4 to 6
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: 10 to 12 weeks.
Eastern Chipmunk
Home Range: 1/2 to 3 acres.
Food: Seeds, nuts and fruits.
Mating: February to April; June to July
Gestation: 31 Days
Young born: April to May; July to August
Number of young: 3 to 7
Number of litters: 1 to 2
Young independent: Weaned at 4 weeks, independent at 8 weeks.
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Home Range: 1 to 14 acres, average 5 acres.
Food: Lush vegetation, buds and bark..
Mating: January to September in North; all year in South.
Gestation: 4 weeks
Young born: February to October in North; all year in South.
Number of young: 4 to 5
Number of litters: 3 to 4
Young independent: Weaned at 4 to 5 weeks.
Mole
Home Range: 1/2 to 2 acres.
Food: Small animals, insects, earthworms, mice.
Mating: February to April
Gestation: 4 to 6 weeks
Young born: March to June
Number of young: 3 to 7
Number of litters: 1
Young independent: 4 to 7 weeks.
Snakes
There are a large number of different snakes in Massachusetts:
Black Racer • Black Rat • Brown • Copperhead • Common Garter • Eastern Hognose • Eastern Ribbon • Milk • Northern Water • Redbelly • Ringneck • Smooth Green • Timber Rattlesnake • Worm Snake
Animals are our passion and our business. We treat them as humanely as possible.
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