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The Official Animal of Alabama Alabama’s official state animal is the North American black bear (Ursus americanus). It shares this state mammal with West Virginia. Black bears were once rare in Alabama, but their population has grown in recent years. Alabama’s official amphibian is the red hills salamander.
As far as venomous snakes in Alabama go, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the worst of all. It is the largest of all venomous snakes in North America. And the largest rattlesnake in the world.
In Alabama, the CDC’s report lists a dog attack as the most likely cause of animal-related death. As hard as it can be to believe that a family pet could cause a tragedy, dog bites in the state are not unheard of.
Some because they’re deadly and poisonous, others just because they can potentially be dangers.
Agkistrodon piscivorus is found in the southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and east Texas. There are three subspecies: the eastern, Florida, and western cottonmouths. HABITAT: It will sometime wander away from its normal habitat in search of food.
Historically, the state’s indigenous species included one armadillo species, sixteen bat species, thirteen carnivore species, six insectivore species, one opossum species, four rabbit species, twenty-two rodent species, and three ungulate species.
1 Armadillo 2 Bats 3 Carnivores. Range limited to northeast Alabama and Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. Designated as state land mammal. 4 Eulipotyphlans 5 Opossum 6 Rabbits 7 Rodents. Range limited to Fort Morgan Peninsula and Ono Island in Baldwin County . 8 Cetaceans 9 Ungulates 10 References. ^ a bMirarchi, Ralph E. (2004). …
All but one of the Microchiropteran species in Alabama are “common bats,” meaning that they are small and insectivorous (family Vespertilionidae). A few of these species spend the winter hibernating in caves.
Alabama is home to four types of lagomorphs, all rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus. The swamp rabbit ( S. aquaticus ) and eastern cottontail ( S. floridanus ) are found statewide and are not of special conservation concern.