Large bobcat walking in alley and near green space next to railroad tracks. Scared it away.
i found a second one possum dead while cleaning the park :( its been there for awhile
this squirrel was still for so long we wondered if he was dead at first
Rock Squirrel is an animal of parts of the western U.S. and Mexico. It occurs from central Texas, western Oklahoma and Kansas west to Nevada and Arizona. Most field guides illustrate the lighter forms or morphs of this species which look much like the animal at:
The ones in central Texas are often darker and many look like:
I have Rock Squirrels around my house as residents, about 15 miles west of Austin and have photographed them several times for iNat on a rock pile near where I have a sunflower seed bird feeder. The Rock Squirrels often take advantage of the seed which falls down in the rocks. Some shots of the ones at my house are at:
The past few days perhaps the blackest Rock Squirrel I've ever seen has been hanging around. I got a few shots this afternoon through my home office window. Very dark lighting conditions, but the overall blackness of the animal is evident. Just parts of its flanks, sides, and underbelly are gray, the rest of him (or her) is quite black.
Carcass. It is rare that I ever see a carcass so intact. With the coyote population being such, bones are usually scattered about. This is a doe and quite a way from any road.
Mammals (class Mammalia /məˈmeɪli.ə/) are a clade of endothermic amniotes. Among the features that distinguish them from the other amniotes, the reptiles and the birds, are hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands in females, and a neocortex (a region of the brain). The mammalian brain regulates body temperature and the circulatory system, including the four-chambered heart. The mammals include the largest animals on the planet, the rorquals and some other whales, as well as some...