Tail of a northern flying squirrel. This was brought in by someone who found it in their yard. Thus, I do not have the exact location of the find. So, I checked the box indicating captive animal, even though it was not.
Deer tracks along the South Fork Eel River.
Fresh scat deposited by a dipper while I watched. Found along the South Fork Eel River in Humboldt County, CA. This scat is seconds old in the photos.
Rubbing on a sapling by a buck's antlers.
Deer bed found in a grassy field.
Black bear bed found at the base of some redwoods. This was used last year and is old sign.
This female wild turkey was killed this morning in the parking lot. It was either a coyote or bobcat that killed it. Once people were around, the predator abandoned the carcass and crows, ravens and turkey vultures began feeding on it throughout the day.
Small domestic dog found on side of Highway 101 in the afternoon. I moved it off the edge of the road and into the grass.
Tail of a northern flying squirrel brought in by a person attending a wildlife talk for identification. Found somewhere out Briceland Road.
Black-tailed deer tracks
Domestic cat scratching post on my porch. Claw sheath included.
Acorns opened by a bird on a stump "anvil." Most likely from a scrub jay.
Photo from Jan. 16, 2011. This is a jackrabbit's form. Black-tailed jackrabbit. I surprised the animal off its form and it ran off. But, the form was very clear and had the appearance of having been well-used.
This is from last year. It's still stuck to the tree despite over 70 inches of rain this winter!
OK, so this is not an animal track. It is the "track" left behind by an acorn which was removed by a bird. Other things make tracks, and it's important to be able to differentiate them from animal tracks. So, I present to you an acorn track.....
Acorns opened by a bird using a stump as an anvil. Most likely a scrub jay in this area.