Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Mammals of the San Marcos Foothills

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Twenty two species of native mammals (not including at least 15 bat species) have been documented to occur on the San Marcos Foothills. Click on a link below (or scroll down) to view photos of these species.

Native Mammalian Species Seen at the San Marcos Foothills (not including bat species)

Black bear

Dusky-footed woodrat

Bobcat

Gray fox

Botta's pocket gopher

Long-tailed weasel

Broad-footed mole

Merriam's chipmunk

Brush rabbit

Mountain lion

California ground squirrel

Mule Deer

California deermouse

Raccoon

California mouse

Striped Skunk

California vole

Virginia opossum

Coyote

Western gray squirrel

Deer mouse

Western harvest mouse



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Bear print at the San Marcos Foothills. Photo: Mark Holmgren




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