WILDLIFE AT MASONVILLE
MASONVILLE COVE WILDLIFE FUN FACTS
Did you know that..
Muskrats, a water rodent commonly found at Masonville Cove, have webbed back feet, laterally flattened tails, and the ability to hold their breath underwater for 15-20 minutes.
A Bald Eagle’s grip is 10 times stronger than a human’s.
A Squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing and they can smell and find food buried beneath a foot of snow.
A Canada Goose can sleep while they’re migrating and can fly for up to two weeks at a time
Dolphins used to live in the Chesapeake Bay. In 2018, there were 1,129 dolphin sightings reported through Chesapeake Dolphin and these numbers are increasing every year!
Wildlife Sightings by Ela Carpenter (onsite US Fish and Wildlife Biologist)
January 15, 2021-
On my second day of work I was out in the field with Robbie doing the seasonal mammal camera surveys. I was happy to see a pair of coyotes visiting MC on a regular basis! My understanding is that in the past we haven't seen coyotes here too often.
Attached are a photo and videos, one in MC and the other on the gravel road outside MC. There were a couple of sightings of a pair at Cox Creek as well, but I don't know if it's the same pair.
As a Baltimore native I'm so happy to have this opportunity to study wildlife in my hometown and share it with others. I'm looking forward to working with and learning from all of you.
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Tips for Spotting Wildlife at Masonville Cove
Be quiet and aware of your surroundings
Don't make a lot of noise
Be respectful of the wildlife at Masonville