6 dead and still intact (3 pictured) since 8:30 12 feb, more too squished for positive id
1 alive stalled at north edge of road, 16 dead since 21:30 12 feb, 8 pictured others smashed, light rain 1:00-4:00 -3 feb; 50 dF bit 44dF now
1 alive heading south away from pond, 17 dead, 13 pictured + 4 badly smashed that was tossed off road, 21:00-21:30, rain 8:30-10:00& starting again soon
Smashed glob middle west lane, teased out at museum and hind foot showing partial webbing and red coloration diagnostic for red-legged
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 toe pads to exclude red-legged; 12 more found at 8:00 12 Feb along same stretch of road; in third picture the pond is visible in the upper right with a bridge over it; similar sized pond directly to the south, but encircled by trees and no treefrogs
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.
2 alive crossing, 27 dead still relatively intact, more obliterated; along 100 m of Bank Road from 20:00-20:30; picture with 8 from pickup along same road stretch at on 12 Feb 8:00, 2 in good shape saved for museum specimens, there were 6 more obliterated with just bits left, tossed to road side; overnight rain continued heavy at times & 50 d F
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.