Welcome To Stockport's Mammal Collection

Red fox

(Vulpes vulpes)

The Red Fox is very common now in most gardens in Stockport like this taken by Ray Byrne

European hedgehog

(Erinaceus europaeus)

Less and less of these wonderful creatures are being seen in Stockport's gardens and green spaces, however Alison Scott managed to capture this one in her garden.

Grey Squirrel

(Sciurus carolinensis)

Despite the fact that the Grey Squirrel has taken over our native red in most parts of the uk and disliked by many, they are still a joy to watch and feed in Stockport's Gardens and Green Spaces.

European Badger

(Meles meles)

The European badger is a species of badger in the family Mustelidae and is native to almost all of Europe Thanks to Ray Byrne for this fine photo taken in his garden.

American mink

(Neovison vison)

A somewhat controversial addition to Stockport's wildlife is the American mink found mainly on our river banks. However this was captured at Roman Lakes by Jason Skeen.

Bank Vole

(Myodes glareolus)

The bank vole (Myodes glareolus)  is a small vole with red-brown fur and some grey patches, with a tail about half as long as its body. A wonderful capture from Etherow Country Park thanks to Ant Marriott.

Brown Rat

(Rattus norvegicus)

The brown rat, also referred to as common rat is one of the best known and most common rats. This was captured by Kenneth Moult at Reddish Vale.

Roe Deer

(Capreolus capreolus)

The European roe deer is also known as the western roe deer, and it's a rare treat to see one at Reddish Vale Country ParkThanks goes to Steven Ridler for the photo.

Rabbit

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. This was captured by me in Stockport.

Weasel

(Mustela nivalis)

weasel is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae. Thanks to John Hayward for this photo taken at Reddish Vale.