Badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom, snake!
Besides the too-cute coyote pups, I recently had another case of set serendipity in the Santa Cruz Mountains when a fine looking American Badger, Taxidea taxus, trundled into a scene.
The stealthy invisible-flash homebrew hack caught 4 photos at 8pm:
A Species of Special Concern in California, badgers are seldom seen in the Santa Cruz Mountains. With ground squirrels a typ top food source, they're mostly found inland, in Cali's large, open grasslands. And even out there, their populations are spotty.
So, an interesting catch and data point. Hopefully we'll see more.
But, in conclusion...