Red Fox by Norman Crowson
Red Fox by Norman Crowson

The following species, with one exception, have all been seen or found dead in the Minet Recording Area by A Rocha staff or volunteers, since 1998. The one exception is American Mink, which was reported by a member of the public on the area of the site currently owned by British Waterways. This species is not native to the UK but has become widespread around waterways in Britain and Ireland since its accidental release from captivity in the 20th century, and its occurrence here is not unexpected.

This list is probably nearly complete at the present time, with the only species notable by its absence being Western Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). Although this has never been recorded here, it seems quite likely that it does actually occur here.

INSECTIVORES: Order Insectivora
  • Common Shrew Sorex araneus
  • Pygmy Shrew Sorex minutus
BATS: Order Chiroptera
  • Daubenton's Bat Myotis daubentonii
  • Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
  • Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus
  • Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula
HARES and RABBITS: Order Lagomorpha
  • Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus
RODENTS: Order Rodentia
  • Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
  • Bank Vole Clethrionomys glareolus
  • Field Vole Microtus agrestis
  • Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticusus
  • Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus
CARNIVORES: Order Carnivora
  • Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
  • Weasel Mustela nivalis
  • American Mink Mustela vison
HOOFED MAMMALS: Order Artiodactyla
  • Muntjac Deer Muntiacus reevesi