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    Some Big Sur Wildlife

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Sep 27, 2007

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    I saw a small variety of wildlife at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park over 2 or 3 hours including squirrels, lizards, and even a snake.

    Coast Range Fence Lizard live along the California coast from north of San Francisco to Big Sur. I saw three or four of these quick little guys at Waterfall House at the end of the McWay Waterfall Trail.

    Western gray squirrels are similar to the eastern gray squirrels I grew up around, foraging on the ground, but spending most of their time in trees. We heard a lot of commotion in the brush that might have been squirrels, but we saw just one up among the oak trees in the higher, dryer elevations.

    Several snakes inhabit Big Sur, including gopher snakes, common kingsnakes, western rattlesnakes, garter snakes, rubber boas. We saw one tiny snake along the trail in the redwoods, probably just a western garter snake.

    You may also see black bears, mountain lions, and mule deer.

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    Amazing Flowers, great pictures

    by tvdandy Written May 25, 2007

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    Big Sur not only has amazing views of the ocean, but also boasts a stunning variety of plant life, all very colorful and beautiful. This area is one big botanical garden, and you would not be a true photographer if you passed up this chance to take some killer pictures!

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