Did you know there are wildlife tunnels in California that provide conduits for wildlife to move through urban areas underneath major roads and highways? I only learned of these tunnels when my son was doing tracker training. He is now doing camera tracking for his graduate program in Biology. He came down this week to do some practice camera catches and he took me to see these tunnels for the first time. The tunnels create wildlife corridors that connect the mountains in the east to the coast.
Here is one of his camera catches of Wily E. Coyote!
He did find a kill site with deer femur bones and mountain lion scat, which I spared you photos of! The holler camera gets significantly more captures of more varied species. Our camera get multiple hits every night. But none so far of the elusive, yet occasionally present, mountain lion.
Here are some photos I took of the tunnels:
For more info on the tunnels and the animals that use them, click on this link:
It is wonderful to know that wildlife is thriving and being assisted by human efforts! Being around wild creatures enhances the quality of life for everyone, both animals and humans.