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Red Fox Vulpes vulpes

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kenchamberlain

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January 20, 2020 08:56 AM PST

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Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

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kathyw0724

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December 28, 2019 08:23 AM PST

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

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kyletansley

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March 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

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Cardinal getting territorial with itself in this mirror. It was doing the same thing last week too. It spends a not-insignificant amount of time battling itself.

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Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

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hikerkaty

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August 16, 2019 10:12 AM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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birdwhisperer

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December 9, 2019 10:11 AM MST

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Note to identifiers: Don't be too quick to call this a Red-tailed. There is definitely something odd with this individual and I'm currently getting feedback from raptor experts.

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Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

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moosefish

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November 29, 2019 09:23 PM PST

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The goat was sitting in the snow and sun. When he became aware of us watching him, he got up and crossed the gully, but was not in a hurry.

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Emperor Goose Anser canagicus

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kenchamberlain

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November 17, 2019 04:12 PM PST

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Santa Cruz Island Fox Urocyon littoralis ssp. santacruzae

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chilipossum

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September 24, 2009 01:35 PM PDT

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California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

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beccap_ry

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November 9, 2019 12:23 PM PST

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Blue 328
Male, hatched April 2004

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North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

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amycatim

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November 28, 2019 11:38 AM UTC

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Gray Ground Squirrel Urocitellus canus

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shearwater13

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March 21, 2018 12:21 AM PDT

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Also known as the Merriam's ground squirrel (Urocitellus canus). This species was split from Townsend's.

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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November 22, 2019 11:52 AM PST

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Domestic Cat Felis catus

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tony398

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November 21, 2019 03:32 PM UTC

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Help with this please spotted on one of the trails quite high up we took several pics and was at least 100 plus yards away don't know if it's a black puma as it was quite visible from a distance away much thanks

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

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bwise

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November 15, 2019 09:43 AM UTC

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Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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jnelson

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November 18, 2019 12:53 PM PST

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Sierra Nevada Red Fox Vulpes vulpes ssp. necator

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jnelson

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December 18, 2018 07:21 PM PST

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Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

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Domestic Cat Felis catus

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ernesthwilliams

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January 22, 2013

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NUMBER: 20130121
SPECIES: Panther, Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1758)
SUBSPECIES: North American Panther, Puma concolor couguar Kerr, 1792 [formerly Florida Panther, Puma concolor coryi Bangs, 1899]. Only 1 subspecies is recognized in North America; however, it has been extirpated in eastern North America, except Florida.
DISTINCTIONS: Long, thick tail, large head, deep (not fat body), very muscular legs.
SIZE, DEVELOPMENT: body ~1.0-1.2 m (3.5-4 ft) long (estimated), immature
DATE, TIME, DURATION: 21 January 2013, early morning, 2-3 minutes
LOCALITY: near John Prince Park, Lake Osborne in Lake Worth, Florida (USA)
LATITUDE, LONGITUDE: 35°35’30.12” N, 80°4’40.44” W (26.5917, -80.0779)
HABITAT: in open field near woods
REPORTED TO: Florida Panther Project, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They said the specimen was a Domestic Cat, Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758, and did not investigate. Obviously, it was not a Domestic Cat. The tail is too thick and held in the wrong position. The head is too large and the wrong shape. This animal was known, as a mystery, to local residents. They did not believe it was a feral Domestic Cat.
DATA REPORT: iNaturalist #35790675 [also see iNaturalist #35778168 & ???]
BEHAVIOR: laying in open field. Stood up, stretched, and walked slowly into some woods.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Skinner ~23 m (~75 ft) away
BLACK BOBCAT: Coleman (2007) documented 14 black (melanistic) Bobcats in south- and south-central Florida (1939-2007). He stated no Florida records of documented black Panthers exist. Apparently, no confirmed record of any North American black Panther exists. REW thought the cat was a Panther. The Figure shows a large, black cat with a thick, long tail. This was not a Bobcat.
IMPORTANCE: Possible first record of a North American black Panther
BLACK LEOPARD: Coincidentally, LBW and EHW observed and photographed a rare black Sri Lankan Leopard, Panthera pardus kotiya Deraniyagala, 1956, 14 July 2010, in Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Siri Lanka [see iNaturalist #???].
OBSERVERS: Dr. Ernest H. Williams, Jr.[1,2,4,5] Dr. Raymond E. Waldner [7] and Dr. Lucy Bunkley-Williams[1,3,4,6]
AFILIATIONS, ADDRESSES: [1]Extraordinary Professors, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa; Adjunct Professors, Research Field Station, Florida Gulf Coast University, 5164 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134; [2]Dept. Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico (retired); [3]Dept. Biology, UPR (retired); [4]920 St. Andrews Blvd, Naples, FL 34113-8943; [5]e-mail ermest.williams1@upr.edu; cell 239-227-3645, ORCID 0000-0003-0913-3013; [6]Cell 787-467-2179, e-mail lucy.williams1@upr.edu, ORCID 0000-0003-1390-911x; [7] Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of Sciences, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Fl 33410.
REFERENCES:
<>Coleman, L. 2007. Melanistic Bobcat caught. Cryptomundo News, https://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/07blk-bobcat/
<>NBC. 2007. Lynx on the rise, breeding with bobcats in N.B. CBS News, posted 5 February 2007, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/lynx-on-the-rise-breeding-with-bobcats-in-n-b-1.685497
<>Williams, E. H., Jr., R. E. Waldner, and L. Bunkley-Williams. 2019. First confirmed report of a black (melanistic) Panther in North America? Research Quality Report, iNaturalist #35790675, 17 November (open access) [443]

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Guadalupe Fur Seal Arctocephalus townsendi

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masonmaron

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July 13, 2019 12:00 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Pacific Marten Martes americana ssp. caurina

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jnelson

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February 2, 2019 09:47 AM PST

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Canada Jay Perisoreus canadensis

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dingofern

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August 29, 2019 12:47 PM PDT

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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jmaughn

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August 28, 2019 11:27 AM PDT

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Eating an Innkeeper Worm

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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bpenati

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August 25, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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tom_reed

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August 21, 2019 07:01 PM EDT

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Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis

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frandsong

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May 18, 2018 12:19 PM CDT

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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forester93

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August 17, 2019 10:10 AM MDT

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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August 17, 2019 06:53 PM PDT

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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scottholt

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August 15, 2019 07:48 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

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alliepetersen

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August 13, 2019 05:41 PM MDT