Trail critter photos!

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  1. nailknot

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    So sad to see an Owl that has died. Owls and Raptors in general fascinate me. Majestic birds they are!! Wonder if the Owl perished due to West Nile Disease?
     
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    For you, nailknot.

    View attachment GoldenEagle.mp4

    Came upon this huge beauty sitting on Trabuco Creek Road. He flew up and perched on the cliff until I walked close by. Huge yellow hooked bill. A sight to behold taking flight; dwarfs a large redtail.
     
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    Very healthy diamondback sunning on the trail. He wasn't too happy to see me, but I got him safely back into the brush so he wouldn't get run over!


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    Here's the video of the encounter:

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    bvader Long Live The Gorn!

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    So I have ridden the Santa Ana mountain plenty... but Monday night I was on STT on the way to the Luge just after the step over bar on the decent to puke hill, I was surprised by a little fox... which of course proceeded to run in front of me along the trail like a blond in a bad horror film for at least 50-75 yards. Never seen one before.

    Pretty much look like this .... saw his face for a glimpse then followed that black furry tail...maybe a Gray Fox... thata a pic of a kit, but this Fox was not real big either but not a Kit.

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    Saw this yesterday at Caspers... presumably some sort of furry critter...

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    Obvious lion print.
     
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    I saw two bobcats in Oaks this morning, but couldn't get a clear pic. That's a nice shot!
     
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    Came upon this little guy going up Slow & Easy in Crystal Cove yesterday

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    bunch of turkeys in norcal

    went for a ride at the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve today with my friend Steve.
    ran a cross a few turkeys. it is a little early for thanksgiving but now we know
    where they are.
     

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