Order Insectivora / Order Chiroptera

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Order Insectivora – Insectivores
___ Short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis) Common
These shrews usually live in moist conditions and are found in upland forests and high wooded swamps on the island. They occupy tunnels in loose forest litter but frequently wander above ground. There is a poisonous substance in their saliva that aids in subduing some prey.
___ Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus) Common
These tough animals are found in every habitat of the island except the salt marsh. Their mounds and tunnels are a common sight in woodlands and open fileds and even occasionally on the ocean beach.

Order Chiroptera – Bats
___ Eastern pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus) Not assessed
In Georgia this small bat uses Spanish moss and possibly clusters of dead leaves as a roost in summer. In winter, it has been reported from buildings, caves, and rock crevices in other areas.
___ Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) Not assessed
Before the National Park Service renovated the carriage building at Dungeness, it housed a large nursery colony of big brown bats. Whether the bats found other island quarters, died out, or moved to the mainland is unknown. The species does choose a roof over its head, be it man-made, a cave, or a hollow tree.
___ Seminole bat (Lasiurus seminolus) Not assessed
This mahogany-colored bat spends much time in trees in Spanish moss. Seminole bats are usually solitary but may form small nursey colonies in Spanish moss.
___ Northern yellow bat (Lasiurus intermedius) Not assessed
Habitat for this species is usually described as clumps of Spanish moss or trees, but on the island it has also been collected in abandoned buildings. It is usually solitary.
___ Evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) Not assessed
During the summer, evening bats enter abandoned houses on the island and are known to roost in tree cavities as well. In more northern parts of their range, they migrate south for the winter.
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