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1. Named "little man in armour" by Spanish explorers when they first encountered it. This mammal has expanded its range significantly in the past few decades.
2. This large mammal has made a comeback in the mountains of some eastern states. Kentucky has some excellent habitat with the meadows and forest of reclaimed coal mining areas. You can see them readily in parts of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
3. I see evidence of this animal all the time when I paddle down the creeks and rivers of the south. It will slap its tail hard on the water as it dives to warn neighbors nearby.
4. This aquatic mammal is common in the inter coastal waterways but can be seen miles off the coast too. You might see them from the beach swimming and jumping, often in groups.
5. This is another aquatic mammal that can be found in the southern United States. It is very docile and can be found primarily in the warmer waters of Florida.
6. This squirrel species is nearly completely black, or has a black head, in some parts of their southern United States range.
7. This mammal is an invasive species to the United States. I have seen them while fishing in Texas.
8. This is North and South America's native pig. It is found in the arid regions of the southern United States.
9. This wild canid is critically endangered. It once roamed from Texas to Pennsylvania. The last remaining wild population was captured in East Texas and Louisiana to form a breeding program. Today they have been reintroduced in the wild but their numbers are still very low.
10. This mammal is extremely rare in the United States and was only been observed in the early 21st century on a few occasions in Arizona and New Mexico.
Source: Author Montyd
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