Found this in the pacific cod I bought from whole foods and plan(ned?) to eat for dinner. Thoughts, anyone?
Rounded shell and short reddish legs. Bottomside pictured.
Large trunk hard wood trees in golden gate park near the fountains and academy of science
found dead off side of trail. small gray fox kit. reported last night, not very stiff, though inverts had already infested it. Still had milking teeth. No obvious signs of trauma (e.g. rips, tears, etc.). Note the discoloration of the neck area... that plus the location (near this years coyote den) makes me think this was perhaps a coyote casualty.
not a personal picture. low quality but you can see a pair of gray foxes. Breeding? (see my other recent gray fox observation).