Wild creatures seen in IV.

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Great horned owl

A juvenile great horned owl on the walking path near the Old Campbell Barn and Isla Vista Elementary at twilight (there's been a great horned owl nest in the trees near the barn for several years):

May 2015, by Britta Gustafson (CC BY-SA)

Great blue heron

In the pond at Anisq'Oyo' Park:

May 2010, by Daniel Walsh (CC BY-SA)

At Camino Corto and Abrego Road, across the street from the Camino Corto Open Space:

May 2012, by Britta Gustafson (CC BY-SA)

Black-crowned night heron

This bird is also sometimes locally known as a "focusbird" for its intent look. In Anisq'Oyo' Park:

October 2010, by Daniel Walsh (CC BY-SA)

Mallard duck

A male and female pair in Anisq'Oyo' Park:

April 2010, by Britta Gustafson (CC BY-SA)

Black-necked stilt

On the beach next to Pelican Park:

July 2013, by Nandaro (CC BY-SA)



Near the West Campus apartments:

January 2010, by Britta Gustafson (CC BY-SA)


Spotted Tussock caterpillar

In Anisq'Oyo' Park:

November 2010, by Daniel Walsh (CC BY-SA)

Unknown fluffy caterpillar

On the beach near Coal Oil Point:

May 2008, by Britta Gustafson (CC BY-SA)