I had a wonderful bike ride this morning… lots of surprises. This is the first time I’ve ever seen this critter… turns out to be a round tailed ground squirrel… Carl figured it out. I suspect I wouldn’t have noticed him if he hadn’t stopped on top of this gray manmade structure.
I couldn’t believe that he stayed put long enough for me to focus the camera and that the zoom on the camera let me capture the animal as clearly as it has. Moreover, I didn’t have a tripod. So, lucky me.
Right after he ran away I turned around and a coyote was running past me about 20 feet away. Beautiful animal (especially running past and not at me).
At least there were no snakes today.