18 dead & still relatively intact, more obliterated; since 19:15 when found 1 by mailbox; extremely loud chorus in pond 30 m south of road; checked for tie pads to exclude red-legged
DOR adult male, mid-elevation grassland-dominated juniper savanna
Another individual was seen just prior, alive on the road, just to the east of this locale a short time before. Only the 2nd and 3rd sightings of this species I've ever had in the Davis Mountains.
Id confirmed, large parotid glands, large size (~100 mm SVL, 180 mm total est for missing part of tail), smashed on west edge of road; NW I've seen in surveys of Christensen Pond are neotenic, first terrestrial I've seen
1 alive, middle of south lane moved to pond edge, 10 dead, Rain 17:00 for an hour about 50 d F at 17:00, now 48 d F,stopped while driving & walked stretch of road; 10 squished & 1 alive 9 dead were in south lane; I did not see any initially driving by slowly in headlights; 1 of dead with eggs (1 pictured)
Not sure what happened to kill this animal. Since it was in the street would seem likely hit by a car but am wondering about the bricks and concrete near its body. Hope that people did not kill this animal deliberately. There is so much misunderstanding about Possums.
I saw 9 dead skunks along a 7 mile stretch of this road; this was the only one I stopped to photograph.
19 dead by 20:00 along 100 m stretch; rain started~ 17:00 but only for an hr, was 55 d F but dropped to 48 by 20:00 as a front moved through; 3 of 14 that still had front feet had obvious nuptial pads http://www.californiaherps.com/salamanders/images/tgranulosanuptials308.jpg
dissection to try an get sex, but squished nature of specimens made it difficult, but no the 14 that were relatively intact
1 alive, 1 dead; Rain started~ 17:00 but only for an hour, was 55 d F but dropped to 48 by 20:00