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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dog Days of Summer

As CTC's fav club, the Athletics, face some struggles as of late, a check-in elsewhere in Oakland proves that these are indeed the Dog Days.

These videos are from Knowland Park and located in the area designated for the zoo's controversial proposed expansion. More on that at a later date.

annnd let's end on a stinker.

1 comment:

  1. Christian, Fascinating videos of how important marking is to the fox and coyotes. I wish we knew the subtleties of what they're communicating beyond just establishing territory. I'm assuming that they're marking with chin and anal scent glands and with urine. Do you think that's right? Also, do you think that the pair of coyotes are a mated pair, littermates? I can't tell exactly how large they are. Since the goats grazed Knowland Park this summer, it's possible to see coyotes out in the grasslands every day--saw a pair the other day. Though they give you wide berth, they are accustomed to seeing humans and don't run off unless you have an offleash dog with you. Thank you for continuing to provide living proof that Knowland Park is living habitat to wildlife and not just surplus land for the zoo's expansion.