A great reminder that urban environments can be havens for predators too. Although they are adorable and beautiful, these predators also serve an important ecological role by helping to contain the rodent and pigeon populations - which, as anyone living in a city knows, are usually on the high side. However, they are predators, so be responsible and protect your small pets and children from them.
I am a PhD Student at UC Santa Cruz. I've created CarnivoreCam as a site where I post pictures of animals captured by motion detecting cameras throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. Many of these animals live within minutes of major Silicon Valley companies such as Google, Apple, Netflix, Facebook and many more. Here is a place to explore wildlife that is rarely observed - a touch of nature in the cradle of our modern technological society.