Video: Look At These Cute Coyotes Chilling By The River
Camera set up along L.A. River show coyotes, birds, raccoons and other wildlife visiting the area day and night.
Jim Dines and Miguel Ordeñana, two biologists with the Natural History Museum of L.A. County, recently set up four video cameras along the L.A. River near Atwater Village to keep track of the animals that stop by, KPCC reports. This is being done with a grant from the Nature Conservancy, and the findings will come into play during the $1 billion revitalization of the river.
Each camera costs about $250, and two of them have been stolen. Dines told KPCC that these two cameras account for "three weeks worth of field work" that's been lost.
The other two cameras show all sorts of animals, however. The time-lapse video shows the many mammals, birds and other creatures that visited over the three-week period. You can also see how as rain affects the water levels, the animals that appear change. Though one hasn't appeared yet, Ordeñana is hoping to eventually see a bobcat.