; bulbous head, large grayish-white body, scarred skin. Omnivore; diurnal; talpidae; approx. Carnivore; diurnal; pinnipedia; 5 to 11 feet long. ; thick, gray body, large upper lip, short snout, paddle-like tail. Males "sing" songs that change over time, though all males in a population sing the same song. Burrows. Highly intelligent. Nutria (Myocastor coypus) Subspecies of American Water Shrew. N Also known as Swamp Rat. Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Herbivore; crepuscular; leporidae; 14.5 to 15.5 inches long; fur turns white in winter, and brown in warmer months; black-tipped ears all year. Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 50 feet long; weighs up to 70 tons; large callus-covered head and thick black or gray body; lack dorsal fin; thick blubber layer; baleen plates in mouth. Also known as Biscayan Right Whale. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Sprays an odorous secretion as a defense mechanism. Photo by Diane F. Evartt. Emits brown-red ink-like substance if frightened. The National Park Service maintains the horses in Maryland. Shrew, Northern Short-tailed (Blarina brevicauda) Can reach speeds up to 18 mph. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 6 to 8 inches long; approx. Burrows. Photos by Diane F. Evartt. Primarily nests in ground debris, or rotted logs. Also known as Cachalot. Carnivore; ziphiidae; up to 17 feet long; weighs up to 3,000 pounds; brown or gray back with lighter belly and dark patches around eyes, mouth, and dorsal fin; crease behind blowhole; wide midsection. Whale, North Atlantic Right (Eubalaena glacialis) Also known as Stoat, or Short-tailed Weasel. ; thick, gray body, large upper lip, short snout, paddle-like tail. Insectivore; nocturnal; chiroptera; 5 to 6 inches long; 15 to 16 inch wingspan. Also known as Japanese Deer and Spotted Deer. Slow swimmer. Also known as Goose-beaked Whale. Also known as Common Shrew and Masked Shrew. Prefers coniferous forests. Prefers marshes and swamps. Males "sing" songs that change over time, though all males in a population sing the same song. Omnivore; diurnal; talpidae; 6 to 8 inches long; distinct pink tentacles on snout. Rat, Norway (Rattus norvegicus) Eastern Fox Squirrel, Glen Burnie, Maryland, January 2011. Carnivore; both diurnal and nocturnal; mustelid; approx. Lives in small pod. Lives alone or in a pair. 16 inches long (including tail). Intelligent. Maryland Independent Agencies Whale, Dwarf Sperm (Kogia simus) The House Mouse is an introduced species. Lives in pod. Primarily subterranean. Vole, Meadow (Microtus pennsylvanicus) Carnivore; diurnal; pinnipedia; up to 6.1 feet long. Burrows, and climbs. Thrives in close proximity to humans. Dolphin, Atlantic Spotted (Stenella frontalis) We carry a full line of clothing including bison leather goods such as belts, wallets and shoes. Skims the surface for crustaceans. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 3 to 3.5 inches (including tail); weighs 2 to 3 grams; can jump 4.5 inches vertically. Classified as Endangered. Almost indistinct from Sylvilagus obscurus. Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; 8 to 10 inches long, 7 to 8 inch tail; distinct furred tail. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 2.5 to 7 inches long (including tail). Fast swimmer. See: Woodchuck. Carnivore; both diurnal and nocturnal; mustelid; approx. Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 60 feet long; weighs up to 50 tons; sleek gray-blue or black back with light belly is often scarred; tall, hooked dorsal fin; baleen plates in mouth, pleats along throat. Carnivore; physeteridae; up to 52 feet long; weighs up to 45 tons; large head and gray back with occasional white markings on belly; ridged, wrinkled back; mouth's interior can be white; "spermaceti organ" in head that contains oil; blowhole on left side of head. Also known as Mountain Lion, Panther, and Puma. Carnivore; delphinidae; up to 24 feet long; weighs up to 6,600 pounds; square head and black, gray, or brown back with white or gray "saddle" or patch behind dorsal fin; white-gray patch on belly and throat and white-gray stripe behind eyes; pointed flippers. Classified as Endangered. Hibernates during winter months. Lives in pod. Largest brain on Earth. Deer, White-tailed (Odocoileus virginianus) Also known as Groundhog. Burrows. Can reach speeds up to 18 mph. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; approx. Also known as Goose-beaked Whale. Also known as Many-toothed Blackfish and Electra Dolphin. Dolphin, Risso's (Grampus griseus) Whale, Humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) Pack hunter; burrowing animal, yet primarily uses existing burrows and dens. Burrows. Solitary hunter. Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Named for Frederick W. True, who first described them. Subspecies of American Water Shrew. Whale, Dwarf Sperm (Kogia simus) Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 4 to 5 inches long (including tail). 5.5 inches long (including tail). Herbivore; crepuscular; leporidae; 15.5 to 17 inches long; weighs 1.75 to 2.5 lbs. Maryland Manual On-Line Climbs and swims. Seal, Harp (Pagophilus groenlandicus) Burrows. Migratory. Herbivore; diurnal; cervidae; 5.2 to 7.3 feet long, 2.7 to 3.3 feet tall at shoulders; weighs 130 to 300 lbs. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; approx. Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Traps prey in "bubble nets" before lunging in. Once extinct on East Coast, elk were reintroduced in neighboring states of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Lives alone or in small pod. Seal, Hooded (Cystophora cristata) Lives alone or in small herds. Intelligent. Carnivore; nocturnal; mustelid; 18.4 to 28 inches long. Rat, Marsh Rice (Oryzomys palustris) Rat, Black (Rattus rattus) Carnivore; delphinidae; 10 to 13 feet long; weighs 600 to 1,000 lbs. Also known as Yellow-nosed Vole. Squirrel, Southern Flying (Glaucomys volans) Squirrel, Southern Flying (Glaucomys volans) Bobcat (Lynx rufus) 6.3 inches long (including tail). Also known as Rock Shrew. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 6 to 8 inches long; approx. Intelligent. Carnivore; phocidae; 5 to 6 feet long; 300 to 400 pounds; gray-silver body, black eyes, harp-shaped markings on back. Primarily nests in ground debris, or rotted logs. Slow swimmer. Skilled climber. 16 inches long (including tail). Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Burrows, and climbs. Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Largest brain on Earth. Omnivore; diurnal; talpidae; 6 to 8 inches long; distinct pink tentacles on snout. Seal, Harp (Pagophilus groenlandicus) Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Semi-aquatic. Lives in small pod. Found in marshy areas and fields. Shrew, Northern Short-tailed (Blarina brevicauda) Carnivore; diurnal; pinnipedia; up to 6.1 feet long. Omnivore; crepuscular; mephitidae; 13 to 18 inches long (excluding tail); weighs 6 to 8 lbs. Lives in pod. Burrows. 3.5 inches long. Classified as Endangered. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 8.2 to 9 inches long. Whale, Blue (Balaenoptera musculus) Sprays an odorous secretion as a defense mechanism. Migratory. Semi-aquatic. Classified as Endangered. ; dark gray back and light sides with white belly and spotted throughout. Burrows. Lives in pod. Almost indistinct from Sylvilagus floridanus, but its distinct separating feature is the dark patch of fur between its ears. Whale, Long-finned Pilot (Globicephala melas) Lives in pod. Herbivore; nocturnal; rodent; 4.3 to 6.7 inches long (including tail); distinct chestnut brown stripe running from head to tail. Migratory. Skilled climber. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks. ; distinct black-tipped feet, and white-tipped tail. Fisher (Martes pennanti) Skilled climber; immune to snake venom. Lives in pod. Feral horses [Assateague horses], Assateague Island National Park Seashore (Worcester County), October 2016. Intelligent. Distinguished from harbor seal by longer face and fewer spots on body. Granivore; diurnal; rodent; 7 to 8 inches long (excluding tail); distinct white belly. Dolphin, Striped (Stenella coeruleoalba) Also known as Common Porpoise and Puffing Pig. Carnivore; balaenopteridae; up to 35 feet long; weighs up to 10 tons; dark gray-black back with white belly; gray streak between pectoral fins; two gray-white patches around middle; lower jaw extends further than upper; baleen plates in mouth, grooves or pleats along throat; pointed snout, white stripe on flippers. Solitary. Lives in small pod. Dolphin, Risso's (Grampus griseus) Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 3 to 3.5 inches (including tail); weighs 2 to 3 grams; can jump 4.5 inches vertically. Also known as Brown Rat, Common Rat, Hanover Rat, Norwegian Rat, and Wharf Rat. Rat, Norway (Rattus norvegicus) Mouse, Meadow Jumping (Zapus hudsonius) Photos by Diane F. Evartt. Whale, Cuvier's Beaked (Ziphius cavirostris) Sprays an odorous secretion as a defense mechanism. Lives in matriarchal pod. Solitary. Lives alone or in a pair. 9 inches long (including tail); distinct short tail. Whale, Sei (Balaenoptera borealis) Photos by Diane F. Evartt. Prefers mixed forests. Whale, True's Beaked (Mesoplodon mirus) ; distinct stripe pattern running from head to tail. Carnivore; both diurnal and nocturnal; mustelid; approx. Fox, Gray (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Migratory. Dolphin, Atlantic Spotted (Stenella frontalis) Prefers mixed forests of large trees. Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) Fast swimmer. Shrew, Smoky (Sorex fumeus) Lives alone or in small pod. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 8.2 to 9 inches long. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; approx. Insectivore; nocturnal; soricidae; 5 to 6.7 inches long (including tail). Shrew, Long-tailed (Sorex dispar) ; dark back, white belly, with gray-gold pattern along sides. Carnivore; nocturnal; mustelid. Whale, Common Minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) American bison tend to graze more, and browse less than their European relatives, because their necks are set differently. The National Park Service maintains the horses in Maryland. Classified as Endangered. Distinguished from gray seals by shorter nose, and mottled coloring. Mouse, Deer (Peromyscus maniculatus) Prefers deciduous and mixed forests. Solitary hunter. Bison Leather Goods, JFX Baltimore Farmer's MarketSeason: April 5 - December 20, 2015Day & Time: Sundays 7:00am - 12:00pmLocation: Saratoga St between Holliday and Gay Streets (under JFX)Takoma Park, MDSeason: Year RoundDay & Time: Sundays 10:00am - 2:00pmLocation: 6909 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 (between Carroll Ave. and Eastern Ave.)Reston, VASeason: May - NovemberDay & Time: Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pmLocation: Lake Ann Village Center at 1609 Washington Plaza N., Reston, VA 20190, Contact John Grimm @ 410-343-2277 to discuss. Fast swimmer. Herbivore; crepuscular; leporidae; 15.5 to 17 inches long; weighs 1.75 to 2.5 lbs. Whale, Cuvier's Beaked (Ziphius cavirostris) Also known simply as Possum, or North American Opossum. Omnivore; nocturnal; rodent; 5 to 8.5 inches long (including tail); distinct multicolored tail. Also known as Canadian Porcupine, and North American Porcupine. Classified as Endangered. (Perimyotis subflavus) Burrows and climbs. Both male and female bison have a single set of short, sharply pointed, hollow horns that curve outward and up from the sides of the massive head. Carnivore; crepuscular; feline; 5 to 9 feet long (including tail), 2 to 2.5 feet tall at shoulders; weighs 64 to 198 lbs. Shrew, Cinereus (Sorex cinereus) 6 feet tall, 10 feet long; 900 to 2,200 lbs. Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards

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