The holiday festivities are over, the cookies are gone, and our 18-year-old car passed the smog test.
It's time to get back to camera trapping and blogging.
Though December rains rendered the back roads of the Chimineas Ranch to quagmires, Craig managed to check a few cams, and sent a few images from the cameras we set in November.
The cat above examined the camera at close range.
Note the crumpled left ear in this full (uncropped) photo -- a good identification mark.
The same cat showed up at another camera about a kilometer away.
That camera is located on a hilltop near a dense thicket of manzanita and oak.
Here's a cropped image for a closer look.