Netherlands - Mammals

On this page you will find pictures of mammals photographed by me in The Netherlands.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Sika Deer - Sika Hert
  2. Red Deer - Edelhert
  3. Fallow Deer - Damhert
  4. European Roe Deer - Ree
  5. Red Fox - Rode Vos
  6. European Brown Hare - Europese Haas
  1. European Rabbit - Europees Konijn
  2. Eurasian Red Squirrel - (Gewone) Rode Eekhoorn
  3. European Hedgehog - Egel 
  4. Wood Mouse - Bosmuis
  5. Nathusius' Pipistrelle - Ruige Dwergvleermuis
  6. Grey Seal - Grijze Zeehond

Sika Deer
Sika Hert (Cervus nippon)
Spanderswoud, Hilversum
13 May 2013

The Sika Deer is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world.

In 2009, some Sika Deer escaped from a private collection held in Hilversum. Ever since, they have been able to establish themselves in the wild in the forests between Hilversum and 's Graveland.

Red Deer
8 November 2009
Fallow Deer
10 June 2010

European Roe Deer
Spanderswoud, Hilversum
8 April 2013

This male was in the company of 3 females.

Red Fox
Rode Vos
Oostvaardersplassen, Almere
8 November 2009
European Brown Hare
Europese Haas
6 February 2010
European Rabbit
Europees Konijn
15 October 2006
Eurasian Red Squirrel
(Gewone) Rode Eekhoorn
In my yard, Hilversum
7 March 2006

European Hedgehog
Egel (Erinaceus europaeus)
In my yard, Hilversum
4 September 2013

This species is largely nocturnal. Unlike the smaller, warmer-climate species, the European hedgehog may hibernate in the winter. However, most wake at least once to move their nests. They are solitary in nature with mature males behaving aggressively towards each other. Its body is covered by up to 6,000 brown and white spines.

Wood Mouse
Bosmuis (Apodemus sylvaticus)
In my yard, Hilversum
21 June 2012
Nathusius' Pipistrelle
Ruige Dwergvleermuis
(Pipistrellus nathusii)
9 September 2011
Grey Seal
Grijze Zeehond
(Halichoerus grypus)

Brouwershaven, Zeeland
18 February 2011
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