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All normal LLELA facilities and activities are available as of noon on May 18!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the maintenance work at the outlet ahead of schedule, and we are now open for fishing, camping, and other activities as normal. However, the water level in the river is still low. Check the release rate at the Lewisville Dam before you come, if you are counting on water in the river. Normal flow is 120-250 cfs, anything less is pretty dry.

LLELA Mammal Checklist

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Taxonomic Order

Common Name

Scientific Name

Observed Abundance

Marsupials

Virginia Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

C

Insectivores

Southern Short-tailed Shrew

Blarina carolinensis

U

 

Eastern Mole

Scalopus aquaticus

U

Bats

Red Bat

Lasiurus borealis

U

 

Hoary Bat

Lasiurus cinereus

U

 

Evening Bat

Nycticeius humeralis

C

Armadillos

Nine-banded Armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus

A

Rabbits & Hares

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Lepus californicus

R

 

Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

C

Rodents

Northern Pigmy Mouse

Baiomys taylori

C

 

Beaver

Castor canadensis

C

 

Nutria

Myocastor coypus

U

 

Eastern Wood Rat

Neotoma floridana

C

 

Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

U

 

Texas Mouse

Peromyscus attwateri

R

 

White-footed Mouse

Peromyscus leucopus

A

 

Deer Mouse

Peromyscus maniculatus

U

 

Plains Harvest Mouse

Reithrodontomys montanus

C

 

Fox Squirrel

Sciurus niger

C

 

Hispid Cotton Rat

Sigmodon hispidus

C

Carnivores

Coyote

Canis latrans

C

 

Cougar

Felis concolor

X*

 

Bobcat

Felis rufus

C

 

River Otter

Lutra canadensis

R

 

Striped Skunk

Mephitis mephitis

A

 

Mink

Mustela vison

U

 

Raccoon

Procyon lotor

A

 

Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

U

Hoofed Mammals

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

C

 

Feral Hog

Sus scrofa

U

*Observed in LLELA by several Corps of Engineers employees, confirmed by USDA Wildlife Services from a track in Westlake Park, 1997

Abundance Codes Key

  • A - abundant
  • C - common
  • U - uncommon
  • R - rare
  • X - accidental