North Shore mammals, amphibians & reptiles list

Download the mammals, amphibians & reptiles list for Gooseberry Falls State park.



  • Masked shrew (Sorex cinereus)
  • Arctic Shrew (Sorex arcticus)
  • Water Shrew (Sorex palustris)
  • Smoky Shrew (Sorex fumens)
  • Short-tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda)
  • Star-nosed Mole (Condylura cristata)


  • Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)
  • Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis)
  • Silver-haired Bat(Lasionycteris noctivagans)
  • Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus Fuscus)
  • Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)
  • Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)


  • Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
  • Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)


  • Woodchuck (Groundhog) (Marmota monax)
  • Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
  • Least Chipmunk (Eutamias minimus)
  • Franklin's Ground Squirrel* (Spermophilis franklinii)
  • Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
  • Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
  • Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)
  • Beaver (Castor canadensis)
  • Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)
  • Southern Red-backed Vole (Clethrionomys gapperi)
  • Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
  • Muskrat (Ondatra zibethica)
  • Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius)
  • Woodland Jumping Mouse (Napaeozapus insignis)
  • Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

*Franklin's ground squirrels, non-native to the North Shore, are found in Gooseberry Falls State Park.


  • Red Fox ( Vulpes vulpes)
  • Coyote (Canis latrans)
  • Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
  • Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
  • Black Bear, American (Ursus americanus)
  • Pine Marten (Martes americana)
  • Fisher (Martes pennanti)
  • Ermine (Short-tailed Weasel) (Mustela erminea)
  • Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
  • Mink (Mustela vison)
  • Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
  • River Otter (Lutra canadensis)
  • Mountain Lion (Cougar, Puma) (Felis concolor)
  • Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
  • Bobcat (Lynx rufus)


  • White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
  • Moose (Alces alces)


Toads and frogs

(Listed in the order they are heard as spring and summer progress.)

  • Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
  • Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
  • Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)
  • Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
  • American Toad (Bufo americanus)
  • Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
  • Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)
  • Green Frog (Rana clamitans)


  • Blue-Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)
  • Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)
  • Redback Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
  • Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)



  • Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
  • Snapping Turtle (Cheldyra serpentina)


  • Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
  • Redbelly Snake (Soreria occipitomaculata)
  • Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

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