As field works slows down this winter and we focus on analyzing our genetic samples, I am going to begin posting some of the interesting photos from the 2013 summer field season and this winter as we check the long-term camera stations that are out now.
This shot is from August.15 and I imagine these two critters are a couple weeks old. Any black-tailed experts out there?
Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)..... this is the first detection of a mephitidae by our cameras. These critters generally don't occur above 6000 ft so their habitat is well within the range of our surveys. They are an omnivorous member of the Carnivora order.