Would like to know if garden or black-bellied?
This big guy was spotted by 12th grader Liam Spires hiding underneath a computer desk. He was very lively and bit his captor! We released him into the neighborhood.
Walked out the front door and found this lovely gent (or gal) outside. I have never seen one of these in the neighborhood before. Any ideas?
Low weedy flat in alluvial scrub.
Leaves were hairy and smooth.
Single gray squirrel first observed below bird feeders feeding on sunflower seeds from bird feeders. Was chattered at by nearby fox squirrel at which time it scampered up the California pepper tree and over into the large Torrey pine on our property. The fox squirrel then moved under the bird feeders and the gray squirrel climbed high in the Torrey pine. It began breaking open pine cones for the seeds and dropping pine cones and branches on the ground. It has since moved on.
Found at cabrillo beach
Appears to be two females, along trail south of 134 Fwy bridge.
Two chasing around and landing on ripgut grass (Bromus diandrus) in riparian woodland.
"Notwithstanding her very moderate (O.K. nonexistent) affection for small cold-blooded things that crawl, my wife cleverly determined that what I had thought was half an earthworm was not, ergo this dandy photo of a salamander, plucked from very dry earth in our back yard.
"He (she?) is about 1.5" long and pretty hang-loose, except when a little water was added to the plastic cup where we put him for his close-up; that caused animated swimming or thrashing about. He seemed to be in good condition (the front arms are fine; that's just how he was posing for the photo). After photographing, I put him in the grass, where the moisture picture was more promising."
- Eric Younger
Observation and photo by Eric and Debi Younger, sent to email@example.com.
I think it's feeding on a head.