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ziphius
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7/30/2019
ziphius
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Short trip to participate in a wildlife tracking survey near Ocotillo Wells. Picnic lunch at Christmas Circle in 112F was worthwhile because of 'The Roadrunner'.

It proceeded to stalk and kill a mourning dove.

Repeatedly slammed the dove to the ground.




The roadrunner didn't eat the dove, just walked off 30 feet and rested, while the great-tailed grackles looked on in shock. We returned a few hours later and the dove carcass was still there.

The next day, we did the wildlife track and sign survey.




Saw the tracks of Colorado Fringe-Toed Lizard, Desert Kangaroo Rat, Coyote, Shovelnose Snake, Desert Iguana, and lot of other stuff.

Fringe-Toed Lizard:


Tracks of Desert Iguana:



Shovel-nosed snake:



Kangaroo Rat tail drag marks:

and coyote tracks


edited by ziphius on 7/30/2019
edited by ziphius on 7/30/2019

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