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6 mammals
1 insect
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12 life list firsts

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Coyote Canis latrans

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Date

June 8, 2014 06:01 AM PDT

Description

Coyote Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-02

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: brown scat containing nuts/seeds. Seven pieces. White worms are wiggling in scat.

Length: ?
Width: ~0.75 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Hammond-Snyder Trail

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Coyote Canis latrans

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Date

June 8, 2014 06:11 AM PDT

Description

Coyote Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-03

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: brown, twisted, contains hair as well as nuts/seeds

Length: 3.5 in.
Width: ?

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Hammond-Snyder Trail

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz )

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Coyote Canis latrans

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Date

June 8, 2014 06:16 AM PDT

Description

Coyote Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample:2014-06-08-RSA-04

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: two large chunks of scat, very compacted, gray color

Length: each piece about 3 in. long
Width: ~0.75 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Hammond-Snyder Trail

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

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Date

June 8, 2014 06:29 AM PDT

Description

Gray Fox Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-05

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: fresh scat

Length: 2 in.
Width: <0.5 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Coyote Trail

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz )

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Rodents Order Rodentia

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Date

June 8, 2014 07:10 AM PDT

Description

Possible rabbit stomach? Remains of a carnivore meal.

I didn't think to take measurements at the time, but to the best of my recollection, it was about 1.5 inches in diameter (top to bottom).

(Conservation Scats Project, UCSC; Summer 2014; Wildcat Canyon)

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

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Date

June 8, 2014 07:12 AM PDT

Description

Gray Fox Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-06

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: poor quality (blurry) picture, but you can see seeds and size, so it rules out bobcat. This scat looks flattened, like it's been stepped on.

Length: 2 in.
Width: unknown

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Deer Family Cervidae

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Date

June 8, 2014 07:16 AM PDT

Description

Large scrape on tree.

The scrape was 3 ft. long and about chest high on the tree trunk. The lower boundary of the scrape was 2 ft. from ground level; the upper boundary was 5 ft. from ground level.

(Upper Wildcat Canyon)

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Pale Beauty Campaea perlata

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Date

June 8, 2014 07:17 AM PDT

Description

White moth on the bark of a California bay laurel tree. I saw many white wings that had been shed along the path nearby. I even saw one floating down from above.

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

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Date

June 8, 2014 07:20 AM PDT

Description

Gray Fox Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-07

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Length: 2 inches
Width: ~0.5 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Observer

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Date

June 8, 2014 07:34 AM PDT

Description

Gray Fox Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-08

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Length: 3.5-4.5 in.
Width: < 0.5 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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Date

June 8, 2014 07:46 AM PDT

Description

Bobcat Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-09

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: 5 scattered pieces of white scat; contains hair

Length: 9.4 in. (9 + 15 =24 cm)
Width: ?

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz )

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:04 AM PDT

Description

Gray Fox Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-10

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: one small bit of scat; gray; loosely-packed; mostly fur

Length: 1.5 in.
Width: ?

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:08 AM PDT

Description

Bobcat Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-11

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: poor quality (blurry) picture, but at least you can see size and color (white)

Length: 2 in.
Width: ~0.5 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:10 AM PDT

Description

Bobcat Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-12

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: white, short & twisted

Length: ~4 in.
Width: ~0.5 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:13 AM PDT

Description

Coyote Scat - confirmed with DNA analysis

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-14

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: long twisted rope; 2 pieces; white color

Length: 6.5 in.
Diameter: ~0.5 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon near latrines

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Rodents Order Rodentia

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:22 AM PDT

Description

Rodent latrine outside burrow. I didn't take measurements, but I think it each piece was about 1.5 cm long.

Upper Wildcat Canyon

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:26 AM PDT

Description

Bobcat Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-14

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: tightly-packed scat with blunt end; only this one piece was found next to the trail; It was white, indicative of a carnivore's meal.

Length: 2.4 in. (6 cm)
Width: ?

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper Wildcat Canyon

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:31 AM PDT

Description

Gray Fox Scat - Species confirmed by DNA analysis.

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-15

Collection Date: Jun-08-2014

Morphology: grayish-white, twisted

Length: 5 cm (2 in.)
Width: ?

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper High Meadow

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Coyote Canis latrans

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Date

June 8, 2014 08:36 AM PDT

Description

Coyote Scat - not collected

Sample: 2014-06-08-RSA-16

Collection Date: not collected - ran out of collection bags

Morphology: long twisted rope; 2 pieces; white color

Length: 6 in.
Width: ~0.5 in.

Location: Rancho San Antonio OSP, Upper High Meadow Trail

(Conservation Scats Project, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Mammals Class Mammalia

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Date

June 8, 2014 09:19 AM PDT

Description

Remains of a predator's meal. Bloody chunk of meat found on Rogue Valley Trail - no other sign was found.

Could be part of a deer (shoulder?). Once a mountain lion ate two goats from the farm, so that's a possibility as well.

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