Very elusive animal. I took this photo near Brown Field.
Numerous sighting reported on inaturalist. This one observed on December 19, 2019 by Denilar.
Can sometimes be seen stalking prey from a tree. Shy and non-aggressive to humans. Photo: Biologistdave3 on Inaturalist.org.
Photo from biohexx1 on Inaturalist.org
They are adaptable, clever and resilient. They have keen vision and a strong sense of smell. Sometimes they are solitary and sometimes they form in packs, especially in the fall and winter. They have strong family bonds. We have a lot of respect and admiration for the coyote. We encounter the amazing creatures on a regular basis. I took this photo near Aquatica.
Important source of food for many animals in the valley. Photo from Don Lorie on Inaturalist.org.
The most common rabbit in the river valley. I took this photo on the trail near the amphitheatre.
The kangaroo rat has long back legs and a tail that gets bushy at the end. Photo from Igonzalez2019 on Inaturalist.org.
It is not common to see them, but we have had two encounters with these beautiful animals near Heritage Road in the 18 years we have been hiking here. According to one border patrol agent, there is a mountain lion that frequents the area under the dam. It is always a good idea to hike in groups. They try to avoid human contact. Photo from Robert Martinez on Inaturalist.org
Have been seen near and around Otay Lakes. Photo 24707764, (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) on Inaturalist.org.
What cute bushy tails! They are omnivores, eating any kind of meat, fruit, vegetable or insect. Their favorite meal is the desert cottontail! What is so cool to see is when they do the "mouse pounce" jumping up and then paws first onto the prey., which stuns or flushes out the critter. They are the only member of the dog family that can climb a tree! We have seen one near the 125 toll road. Photo 30476334, (c) Don Owens, some rights reserved (CC BY)
These nocturnal cuties are omnivores. They are solitary and docile creatures. The young can sometimes be seen following their mother in a single file line, learning to forage and hunt. The young have a high mortality rate. If they survive their first year, the average life span is about 7 years. Photo taken by Nigel Forshaw from Inaturalist.org.