found in Simi Valley. fuzzy. does not seem to be an animal.
Looks like a new tail growth.
About 5 to 6 inches long.
On north facing slope of Bell Canyon Park area.
ID det. Tarja Sagar. Not in great shape...
ID det. Tarja Sagar
A slender salamander that some kids had unearthed, while playing and digging through the leaf litter under some live oak trees around noon.
The specimen was eventually returned to where it was found, after it was documented.
A couple of the many Side-blotched lizards that we saw, scurrying over the ground and among the low growing foliage.
One of several Red-tailed Hawks that we saw soaring overhead during the day.
A small flock of Great Egrets that we noticed roosting in the willows along the edge of the pond throughout most of the day.
A solitary Forster's Tern (flying in the top left corner), which we observed circling the pond throughout most of the morning.
The only clear photos I managed to take of the Great-tailed Grackles (a female in this photo) that we saw and heard around the pond in the early to late morning.
A good sized Wood Rat nest that was just off of the paved road, and under the cover of some low hanging live oak limbs.
A solitary Coyote that was observed strolling down the park road, just prior to seeking cover under a nearby live oak, just after 9 am.