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What

California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

ki6h

Date

May 5, 2024 01:58 PM PDT

Description

A battle between a San Diego Gopher Snake and a California Ground Squirrel that ended in a draw.

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What

California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

kestrl

Date

June 11, 2023 01:42 PM PDT

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What

Oregon Paradise Spider (Habronattus oregonensis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 6, 2023 01:18 PM PDT

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Observer

beesip

Date

September 21, 2022 06:29 AM PDT

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Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Observer

kowalske-ecology

Date

March 9, 2022 09:33 AM PST

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

bewickwren

Date

December 2022

Description

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Observer

chuckt2007

Date

November 19, 2004 02:00 PM PST

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What

Margined Calligrapher (Toxomerus marginatus)

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Arizona Mantis (Stagmomantis limbata)

Observer

juliabohemian

Date

October 22, 2022 09:01 PM PDT

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

asmo_sw

Date

November 11, 2022 11:42 AM PST

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Observer

nature4lzw

Date

October 2, 2022 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Jumping Spider sitting on Flat-top/California Buckwheat.

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Observer

c_hutton

Date

July 21, 2019

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus)

Observer

bethpratt1

Date

August 2022

Description

P04[865:865] TT[2534] E[113:0532]G[000:0x00] BV[83:-3] IR[L:F:48] MOE[0:3]

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Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri)

Observer

leslie_s

Date

April 30, 2020 07:41 AM MDT

Description

With White-crowned Sparrow

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White-banded Crab Spider (Misumenoides formosipes)

Observer

drmarty

Date

September 14, 2021 09:00 AM PDT

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Behr's Metalmark (Apodemia virgulti)

Observer

lglevanik

Date

June 2, 2022 10:56 AM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

February 26, 2010 11:14 AM PST

Description

Apparently planthoppers in the family Issidae have these insane tufts emerging from their backsides when they're nymphs. How crazy is that.

ID provided by Andy Hamilton on BugGuide.

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White-tailed Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus leucurus)

Observer

dalemeister

Date

April 9, 2022 09:49 AM PDT

Description

Zen squirrel

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What

California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)

Observer

dalemeister

Date

January 8, 2022 10:10 AM UTC

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Old World Rats (Genus Rattus)

Observer

kimssight

Date

December 27, 2021 12:14 PM PST

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Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

Observer

dalemeister

Date

November 12, 2021 08:30 AM UTC

Description

White crowned sparrow sharing a drink

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What

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Observer

w_fran

Date

January 29, 2021 09:02 AM PST

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

stephanielynne

Date

April 10, 2021 06:41 PM PDT

Description

I’ve never seen a coyote and a mule deer interact before! The coyote was just lying down resting, and then the deer slowly grazed it’s way towards the coyote and sniffed at it while it was lying down. The coyote looked a little fearful and moved a few steps away, then the deer gently stamped its front feet at it, and the coyote ran further away. That’s definitely the closest I’ve ever seen them come to each other.

For iNaturalist, do I ID the coyote or the deer? 🤔

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

ryan_elliott

Date

July 27, 2021 08:25 PM PDT

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What

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Observer

hoboannie

Date

July 15, 2021 06:40 AM PDT

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What

Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

Observer

nathantaxel

Date

April 30, 2021 01:37 PM PDT

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

cre8tive

Date

April 19, 2021 04:50 PM PDT

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What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

kimssight

Date

February 20, 2021 09:16 AM PST

Description

Hormones working

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

biohexx1

Date

November 26, 2017 11:03 AM PST

Description

This coyote was hit and the person driving did not check to see if it was still living. When I came upon this animal, I thought it was roadkill, but when I got closer, I could see she was breathing and her eyes were responsive. It turned out her hind legs were paralyzed and her front right leg. I called Project Wildlife who referred me to SD County Animals Services. I waited about 45 minutes until the truck arrived. The animal-technician noose-poled the coyote and gave her a euthanasia-shot.

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What

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

Observer

gregslak

Date

February 28, 2020 02:32 PM PST

Description

Heard a commotion in a nearby oak tree and turned quickly enough to catch this male Acorn Woodpecker chasing a Fox Squirrel out of its tree. That squirrel didn't stand a chance!

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What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

bugornot

Date

March 3, 2013 01:14 PM PST

Description

Although adults usually can be recognized by the trademark reddish-brown tail(shown in the third photo), the rest of their plumage can be quite variable, especially west of the Mississippi. Juvenile Red-tails often have brown tails crossed by darker horizontal bars(shown in the first photo). The tails on the Harlan's subspecies are pale and mottled, and usually lack any sort of red.

The second photo shows the strange pose of the first photo ... having lunch with a squirrel?

Because they are so common and easily trained as capable hunters, the majority of hawks captured for falconry in the United States are red-tails. A Red-tail with its superb vision will fold its wings against its body and power dive at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour to catch a variety of lizards, snakes (including rattlesnakes), rodents and birds.