||Fairly common. Visits gardens. Frequent road casualty.
||A survey by ENHS members in 1995 revealed molehills at altitudes
from near sea level (Dunster Beach) to around 1300 ft. (Top
Porlock Hill) Common but a lack of records from central and
||Widespread but few records from SW Exmoor.
||Recorded much less often than Common Shrew. All our records
are from eastern half of Exmoor.
||Widespread, but few records.
|Greater Horseshoe Bat
||Rare, just a few known colonies
|Lesser Horseshoe Bat
||A few colonies recorded
||Also known as Water Bat. May be seen flying by day overūrivers.
||The commonest bat species, frequently seen at dusk.
|45 kHz Pipistrelle
||Pipistrellus pipistrellus 45kHz
||Status not known.
||Scarce and local.
|Brown Long-eared Bat
|Grey Long-eared Bat
||Fair numbers again since being severely hit by myxamatosis
in 1960s but this and other diseases are still around and numbers
||Has declined. Some have apparently been introduced by Hunts
||Once common in Exmoor woodlands particularly conifer plantations
but none seen since the hard winter of 1947. (This was before
the Grey Squirrel arrived here.)
||Became common on Exmoor after the Red Squirrel had succumbed
to the hard winter of 1947. Few if any seen before that date.
||In gardens, woods and hedgerows. Common.
||Believed to exist on Exmoor but we would appreciate any records.
||Numbers have declined due to modern farming methods.
||Numbers have increased.
||In and around buildings.
||Probably under recorded but thought to have declined with
hazel coppicing no longer being carried out near every village.
However, results of surveys with dormouse boxes are encouraging.
||Occasional sightings offshore.
||Occasionally occurs offshore and dead specimens sometimes
washed up on beaches.
||Occasional sightings offshore.
||One off Lynmouth, 1984.
||Both urban and rural foxes occur.
||Widespread but reported less often than stoat.
||Numbers seem to have been reduced. Otterhounds changed to
||Mustela furo x putorius
||Escapes have occurred.
||Common. Visits gardens sometimes causing havoc by digging
up lawns. Possible carrier of bovine TB and Government Controlled
culls have taken place on Exmoor.
||Became very rare but has made a comeback, however many fall
victim to road accidents.
||Occasional sightings offshore and dead animals sometimes washed
on to beaches.
||Several small herds run on Exmoor and compete with deer and
sheep for fodder, but all have owners and are fed in winter.
||Minimum 3000 on Exmoor & Quantocks and several hundred further
in area south of Exmoor towards Tiverton. (Langbein 1997) 75%
of Exmoor population is concentrated in eastern areas particularly
the wooded valleys of Exe, Haddeo and Barle, coastal woodlands
near Porlock and around Horner Wood & Dunkery.
||Some escapes from Pixton Park near Dulverton were at one time
in the Bray Valley but none are thought to have persisted.
||Locally common in east Exmoor only on Brendon and Croydon
Hills. Population estimate: 600.
||Established in many woods throughout Exmoor.
||A few reports from Malmsmead area.
||In 1980s the Lynmouth & Lynton Council introduced Cheviot
Goats in the Valley of Rocks. These were the only wild Cheviot
herd in S. England and replaced feral goats of the Saanen breed
introduced in 19th cent. Feral goats had been common here and
in other parts of the Exmoor coast in previous centuries. (Information
Board Valley of Rocks 1995)