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What

Human Louse Pediculus humanus

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

July 4, 2020 03:05 PM EDT

Description

This louse was sitting on a leaf of a small plant growing out of the shady wall in Carl Schurz Park. I let it crawl onto my glove, photographed it and then made sure to put it back on the plant again.

It was a decent size, maybe about 3.5 mm, or possibly 4 mm?

I wonder what species of mammal or bird it had been living on?

A human???

A dog?

A pigeon?

I have no idea.

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gabyriela

Date

December 29, 2019 01:16 PM HST

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What

Mang Mountain Pitviper Protobothrops mangshanensis

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guliwu_island

Date

October 2019

Place

Private

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What

Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus

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peifiddler

Date

May 26, 2021 05:45 PM UTC

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What

Jaguar Panthera onca

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thesantogrial

Date

October 2018

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What

Mexican Spiny Pocket Mouse Heteromys irroratus

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wonderbird22

Date

April 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Marbled Polecat Vormela peregusna

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otgonbayar_tsend

Date

May 2018

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

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leehoy

Date

June 24, 2017 09:09 PM CDT

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What

California Chipmunk Neotamias obscurus

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naturephotosuze

Date

May 18, 2021 09:50 AM PDT

Description

Joshua Tree
One of I think three that were feeding on juniper berries

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obidaddy

Date

June 20, 2017 05:27 PM CDT

Description

Found in calcareous gravel on the side of 385. At least three specimens.

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bacchusrock

Date

May 23, 2021 10:51 AM CDT

Description

Looks like this one has a couple of seed pods.

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What

Spangled Skimmer Libellula cyanea

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phrankberes

Date

May 24, 2021 01:23 PM EDT

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What

Cobblestone Tiger Beetle Cicindela marginipennis

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gaudettelaura

Date

August 2015

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What

Pine Fritillary Fritillaria pinetorum

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kateworrell

Date

May 2021

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What

Barking Frog Craugastor augusti

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connor22

Date

August 2016

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eliotmiller

Date

May 8, 2007 02:33 PM EDT

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What

Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus ssp. melanoleucus

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t234g023

Date

April 2019

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What

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

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stephenfalick

Date

January 4, 2021 09:34 AM HST

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What

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

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tjarrell

Date

January 13, 2021 07:40 AM CST

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What

Oarfish Regalecus glesne

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ginnical

Date

November 27, 2014 01:43 PM MST

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What

Oarfish Regalecus glesne

Observer

thompsonmark23

Date

March 8, 2013 03:30 AM PST

Description

Obviously terrible photo from a screenshot...the video below is slightly better. But we got a good long look at the tentacles, possibly two individuals interacting, as they rose above the water multiple times as we sailed by. Sasquatch jokes are welcomed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPNtwBGch74

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What

Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

nzcnfbb

Date

May 3, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

Description

The snake was dead along with the salamander the had tried to eat it.

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What

Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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wardrransdell

Date

May 3, 2021 08:59 AM UTC

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What

Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus

Date

April 17, 2021 03:04 PM EDT

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What

American Eel Anguilla rostrata

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rosalie-rick

Date

July 2019

Description

Fish kill at Lake Charming.

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What

American Eel Anguilla rostrata

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hydrophilus

Date

July 2019

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riverdrop

Date

February 24, 2019 01:56 AM AWST

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What

Crotch's Bumble Bee Bombus crotchii

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bdog

Date

July 2020

Description

Hill-topping

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What

Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

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brendoncoop

Date

June 2019

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What

Purple Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea

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brittneylrogers

Date

May 2020

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What

Japanese Giant Salamander Andrias japonicus

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muzinashanghai

Date

May 2009

Place

Japan (Google, OSM)

Description

This Individual is Wild.

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rsealy

Date

May 19, 2019 04:49 PM PDT

Description

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What

Dusky Gopher Frog Lithobates sevosus

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evangrimes

Date

March 2021

Place

Private

Description

At vulnerable breeding wetland, keeping it off the map. South Mississippi.

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What

Crystal Darter Crystallaria asprella

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kyran2

Date

April 2020

Place

Private

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What

Large Spreading Pogonia Cleistesiopsis divaricata

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cassy_porter

Date

May 9, 2019

Description

Wet pine savanna

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What

Small Coastal Plain Spreading Pogonia Cleistesiopsis oricamporum

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timbir5

Date

May 2020

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What

Eastern Spadefoot Scaphiopus holbrookii

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peggy36

Date

July 2019

Description

Wilton Wildlife Preserve

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What

Gulf Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus ssp. desotoi

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joshuadoby

Date

June 2019

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What

Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus

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dougsuitor

Date

August 2020

Place

Maine, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail Succinea chittenangoensis

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julisnardi

Date

July 2018

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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hornwort

Date

March 27, 2021 08:59 AM UTC

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What

Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus

Observer

djringer

Date

March 27, 2021 09:12 AM CDT

Description

When I tell you I almost screamed ... nice, long looks at this spectacular female kite along the trail. Just incredible.

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What

Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii

Observer

coon

Date

October 2016

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What

Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta

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coon

Date

June 2016

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What

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

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ryanvanmeter

Date

March 2021

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What

Rainbow Darter Etheostoma caeruleum

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mmccarthy98

Date

July 5, 2015 02:25 PM EDT

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What

Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus ssp. melanoleucus

Observer

zacharge

Date

October 2019

Place

Private

Description

Location withheld as this snake represents a potential range extension and county record in the state of Georgia. Information and data submitted to Project Pine Snake

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

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madily

Date

February 17, 2021 05:47 PM PST

Description

Would like to speak with your manager.

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What

Purple Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea

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prorenatura

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What

Northern Small Yellow Lady's Slipper Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin

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cbuelow45

Date

May 2013

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What

American Crocodile Crocodylus acutus

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wabbster

Date

March 2014

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What

African Rock Python Python sebae

Observer

mike_rochford

Date

January 2, 2010 11:15 AM PST

Description

Died during or shortly after cold weather event.

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What

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus

Date

October 2020

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What

Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus

Observer

todd_boland

Date

January 13, 2021 11:21 AM NST

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What

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis

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stephen220

Date

March 24, 2014 04:09 PM EDT

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What

American Ginseng Panax quinquefolius

Observer

barhughey

Date

May 2020

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What

Dwarf Ginseng Panax trifolius

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urbanea

Date

May 8, 2020 06:58 AM EDT

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What

Eastern Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus

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jdwillson

Date

April 25, 2011 11:27 AM CDT

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What

Bat Ray Myliobatis californica

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jennyh

Date

November 18, 2019 01:05 PM PST

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What

Blotchside Logperch Percina burtoni

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ksullivan

Date

August 2019

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What

Santa Rosa Wolf Spider Arctosa sanctaerosae

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dunawayb96

Date

July 5, 2019 09:57 PM UTC

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What

Two-toed Amphiuma Amphiuma means

Observer

josjam-uk

Date

November 2, 2019 04:25 PM EDT

Description

Calling all local Herpetologists. What was this? Found in dried up drainage area, I’m guessing snake, possibly Nerodia but now second guessing myself. Put this Brit out of his misery (not literally) 🤣

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What

Yellow Fly of the Dismal Swamp Diachlorus ferrugatus

Observer

mgiddings

Date

May 8, 2020 05:37 PM CDT

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Date

May 26, 2020 04:16 PM UTC

Description

Found as a dealate queen walking along the walls in my house.

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What

Bog Myrtle Myrica gale

Observer

kking

Date

July 26, 2020 09:59 AM EDT

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What

Alpine Rattlesnakeroot Nabalus boottii

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cbeckstrom

Date

August 2019

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What

Regal Jumping Spider Phidippus regius

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seaheart88

Date

September 27, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

Description

with prey of a black swallowtail

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What

Canada Jay Perisoreus canadensis

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cbeckstrom

Date

March 2, 2019 11:51 AM EST

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What

Galápagos Centipede Scolopendra galapagoensis

Observer

rich10

Date

June 23, 2018 05:34 PM EDT

Description

Ecuador/Galapagos trip with Wildside Tours and Carefree Birding - (6/17-7/1 2018)
Centipede on Espanola Island.
Darwin's Goliath Centipede, as called by our local tour guides.

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What

Coast Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis multifasciata

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pleistocene

Date

June 3, 2014 06:37 PM PDT

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What

Pallid Bat Antrozous pallidus

Observer

pleistocene

Date

June 26, 2018 05:59 PM PDT

Description

Poor bat got trapped in a toilet bowl seeking water

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What

Coast Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis multifasciata

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saraclementina

Date

June 13, 2020

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What

King Eider Somateria spectabilis

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vicensvc

Date

February 3, 2019 10:07 AM EST

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What

King Eider Somateria spectabilis

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cypselurus

Date

February 3, 2019 04:19 PM EST

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What

Common Loon Gavia immer

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 14, 2020 07:59 AM PDT

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What

Razorbill Alca torda

Observer

dkirschke

Date

June 2015

Place

Missing Location

Description

Machias Seal Island, ME/NB, 8 June 2015

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What

Eastern Pine Elfin Callophrys niphon

Observer

nsharp

Date

June 10, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

grifmeister

Date

April 13, 2014 10:10 AM PDT

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What

Wafer-lid Trapdoor Spiders Family Euctenizidae

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moonlittrails

Date

September 7, 2019 08:07 PM PDT

Description

5 On tall bank; ~10mm or less

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What

False Tarantula Calisoga longitarsis

Observer

julia8

Date

April 7, 2018 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Found under a board while cleaning up the back yard. It stayed still for about 2 minutes while I ran to grab my camera and then became agitated and bared its fangs (you can kind of see them in photo 2).

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What

Pajahuello Tick Ornithodoros coriaceus

Observer

leptonia

Date

May 2020

Description

Update May 2021: Photos and info gleaned from this occurrence used in the Wikipedia article I wrote for this species:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithodoros_coriaceu

This thing truly weirded me out. Like a tank-tick. Big. Gross. And after doing some research I am DAMN glad it did not bite me.

"George Henry Falkiner Nuttall - Monograph of the Ixodoidea

Two females bit Mrs Z Nuttall through her clothing and inflicted painful wounds, "their ites were intolerably sharp and painful, and both wounds bled a good deal – but notwithstanding, there has been intermittent irritation ever since" (this persisted after 4 months, and the seat of the bite was stil discolored and the puncture covered by a scab). Eight months after the bite was inflicted, there remained a nodule which occasionally itched. The natives of Tehuantepec, Mexico fear this tick for the reason that the bites are severe and often do not heal for a long time. The females immediately proceeded to feed, on arrival in Cambridge, when placed upon a fowl. They fed for 45 minutes and 1 hour and 45 minutes respectively, and drew a large amount of blood. The bites caused intense ecchymosis, measuring about one inch in diameter. Whilst feeding the palps did not penetrate the wound as once observed in the case of O. savignyi, but both specimens exuded clear fluid as observed in O. moubata."

From Furman and Loomis' Ticks of California:

"0. coriaceus was originally collected in Sonora, Mexico, and is distributed in the other western states of Mexico southward to
the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where the natives call this tick "talajas" (tala = destruction, havoc). Berlese (1888) states
that he saw a specimen taken from cattle hides at Rio Apa, Paraguay. From 1904 185-1850 m elevations along the coast from
through 1941 numerous collections of this species were made in the coastal regions of California (Cooley and Kohls, 1944b), and intensive surveys in subsequent years have shown that this tick is widespread in California and occurs in Nevada and southern Oregon (Loomis and Furman, 1977). Originally called "pajaronela" by the inhabitants of the Santa Lucia mountains.

The pajahuello is best known because of the severe reaction in humans following exposure to its bite. Initial bites usually result in a localized inflammatory reaction accompanied by a burning sensation and a small nodule that forms around the wound.

These symptoms usually disappear within 48 hours, leaving a small, purplish nodule that disappears in 1-2 weeks. In other cases, an umbilicated pustule surrounded by an inflamed, painful, edematous area develops. More severe allergic reactions appear in persons previously bitten and thus sensi- tized to a substance injected during the tick's blood-feeding process.

  1. coriaceus is not known to transmit any disease of man, but on the basis of circumstantial evidence it is capable of transmitting the agent of a cattle disease called epizootic bovine abortion ("foothill abortion") (Schmidtmann et al. , 1976), and has been shown experimentally to transmit African Swine Fever virus to healthy pigs (Groocock et al., 1980)."

From Herms, 1916:
"
For several years previous to beginning his observations on this
species, the writer has listened to many harrowing tales about the
Pajaroello. No one seemed to know exactly what it was and no one
seemed to have collected specimens so as to make accurate identification
possible in so far as the writer knew at the time. Complaints came
almost exclusively from the more mountainous portions of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties (California). Natives, principally Mexicans, in the vicinity of Mt. Hamilton fear this parasite more than they do the rattlesnake, and tell weird tales of this or that man having lost an arm or leg, and in one instance even death having ensued, as the result of a bite by the Pajaroello. There seems to be a superstition in that region that three bites will result in certain death. The stories all agree in the essential detail that the bite results in an irritating lesion which is slow to heal and often leaves an ugly deep scar. Several persons also informed the writer that the Pajaroello occurred in certain mountainous portions of Mexico. It was not, however, until August, 1913,
that living specimens came to hand, taken in Santa Clara County in the vicinity of Mt. Hamilton. These were identified as Ornithodorus
coriaceus Koch, described in 1844 from a single female specimen from
Mexico. A translation by Nuttall of the original description is as follows:

"Shaped like the sole of a shoe, thick margined, roughly shagreened, yel- lowish earthy color, spotted rusty red, legs toothed dorsally. Length 9.3 mm. Body about twice as long as wide, width fairly uniform, indented on the sides, pointed above the mouthparts, rounded posteriorly, a thick turned-up border all around; the whole surface above and below thickly granulated like fish
skin (shagreen), the granules flat above, consequently, the whole leathery, on the back unequal folds and grooves. Beneath in the front of the body a deep groove running to the stigmata and on the inner protrusion the rather large round quite clearly marked eyes. The coxae gradually thicken toward the distal extremity and are somewhat bent; the other articles somewhat com- pressed and clearly notched or round-toothed. The whole surface, above and below, dirty yellowish earthy color, rusty red spots irregularly distributed throughout. Capitulum and palps light yellow. Legs gray-brown. Female. Male: unknown. Habitat: Mexico."

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What

Coyote Canis latrans

Date

March 16, 2019 03:59 PM PDT

Description

Was limping, favoring its back left leg.

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

victoriamle

Date

June 1, 2020 12:31 PM PDT

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What

White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Observer

katie877

Date

April 18, 2020 05:59 AM PDT

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What

Merlin Falco columbarius

Observer

dloarie

Date

March 2, 2016

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What

Merlin Falco columbarius

Observer

dloarie

Date

January 15, 2012

Description

It's hard to tell from this picture, but when it flew away, one could see the wings were pointed like a falcon.

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What

Big Skate Beringraja binoculata

Observer

oz98

Date

April 2019

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What

Onespot Fringehead Neoclinus uninotatus

Observer

snakeman01

Date

August 2017

Description

edf

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What

Three-lined Cockroach Luridiblatta trivittata

Observer

mitchellevan

Date

August 26, 2019 08:37 PM PDT

Description

There were several on this patch of pavement at the edge of the road. I believe they were ebbing away from the light cast from my head lamp. Moved fast, around 10 cm per second. The ones I saw were all about the same size, body length around 8 mm.

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What

Scaly Chaparral Trilobopsis loricata

Date

January 2020

Description

Coastal bluff.JV

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What

California Red-legged Frog Rana draytonii

Observer

ten_salamanders

Date

February 2020

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What

Isopod Iridescent Virus Invertebrate iridescent virus 31

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cedric_lee

Date

May 27, 2019 01:22 PM PDT

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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pandbmom

Date

April 30, 2020 06:30 PM PDT

Description

Another of four babies venturing out of her nest and testing it wings.

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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rickzanimal

Date

January 26, 2020 04:43 PM PST

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darinjm7

Date

March 4, 2020 03:59 PM PST

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

pseudomyrmex

Date

May 2020

Description

Something we never expected to witness: Gila monster sex!

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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nic11

Date

May 2020

Description

Approximately 1.5 miles up Tanque Verde Ridge Trail from trailhead

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What

American Pika Ochotona princeps

Observer

christoph_moning

Date

August 10, 2018 10:44 PM CEST

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What

Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

Observer

colejwolf

Date

May 31, 2018 01:29 PM MDT

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What

Dwarf Ginseng Panax trifolius

Observer

hhiker33

Date

April 29, 2020 11:54 AM EDT