Small Rodents on Long Island
Long Island is home to many different species of small mammals including mice, rats, chipmunks, voles, shrews, flying squirrels, and muskrats. All of these animals are part of the rodent family which means they have one pair of upper and lower incisors that grow continuously. They gnaw on wood, bark, and branches to keep their teeth trimmed down. They eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, seeds, leaves, and small invertebrates.