One of our riparian cameras captured some cool footage of a bobcat scanning its surroundings in El Paso Creek. Check it out:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
As part of a riparian study on Tejon Ranch, Berekeley PhD candidate Felix Ratcliff has set up a number of wildlife cameras on the property. On August 15, 2013, one of his cameras caught a group of bobcats hanging out ALL NIGHT. Here's one of the half-dozen videos we captured of bobcats playing in El Paso Creek. Does it get much better?
Friday, November 8, 2013
We often imagine carnivores as killing machines, successfully capturing prey whenever they please. This video shows how untrue that notion is. In the beginning of the video, we see what appears to be a cottontail rabbit bouncing around the shrub in the background. Then, at 00:16, the prey bounds to the lower-right of the screen, being chased by a bobcat. When we imagine the end of this encounter, the rabbit makes it away safely.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Earlier this week, we had a coyote visit our office in the middle of the day. S/he casually walked around the building, chewed on some stuff, marked territory, and walked across the parking lot. Scot was able to get some cell phone footage through his binoculars.