Published Oct 22, 2018 at 10:03 AM | Updated at 1:41 PM PDT on Oct 23, 2018
Ever wonder what your household animals do when you're not around? Wildlife researchers wonder the same thing -- on a much larger and wilder scale.
A network of remote cameras in the Santa Monica Mountains capture an array of wild animals in the coastal mountain range adjacent to Los Angeles' urban areas. The cameras help researchers keep an inventory of animals, some of which are so secretive that they only come out under the cover of darkness.
Scroll down for some of the wildest images captured on camera in the Santa Monica, Verdugo and Santa Susana mountain ranges, and other Southern California locations.