River Rat Revival: Return of the Nutria?

What’s smaller than a beaver, but larger than a muskrat, and looks like a mix between the two? The answer is the nutria (Myocastor coypus), a water-loving Read More…

An Opossum Problem

When staff at our office in Oakdale arrived one morning to find a dead chicken in our coop, we wondered who the culprit could be. The mystery Read More…

A Safe Harbor

The Point Lobos State Natural Reserve along California’s central coast may have a rather threatening, “wolfish” name, but the area has become a prime safe haven for Read More…

Strange sightings

Recently, some local visitors stopped by our Oakdale office to let us know they had seen a deer near Yosemite National Park that did not look like Read More…

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

As west coast fall-run Chinook salmon migration is winding down, this river otter (Lontra canadensis) keeps one of our underwater fish monitoring cameras busy by repeatedly tripping Read More…