Photos: Animals Caught on Camera in Los Angeles’ Urban Wilderness

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.

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Mountain lions, coyotes and different species of birds are some of the animals caught on remote cameras in the Los Angeles urban wilderness.
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This mountain lion kitten was caught on camera Feb. 19, 2014 after a kill in Malibu Creek State Park.
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Mountain lion P-35 is pictured in the Santa Susana Mountains northwest of Los Angeles after a December 2015 deer kill. The camera later captured a bear mother and cub cleaning up on leftovers.
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A camera in the Santa Susana Mountains northwest of Los Angeles shows a bear mother and cub cleaning up on leftovers left behind by a mountain lion in December 2015.
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Not much say keep your distance like a bear standing over her food. This bear was caught on camera in December 2015 in the Santa Susana Mountains as she and her cubs cleaned up on leftovers.
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A mountain lion is caught on camera in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A roadrunner is pictured near a gate in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A pregnant possum makes here way through a culvert in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A gate crashing coyote in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A raccoon squeezes through a gate in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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Look at that coyote baring its teeth in the upper right of this photo in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A mountain lion is pictured near a creek in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A coyote in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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This night photo shows a bobcat in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A deer is pictured on a hillside in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A mountain lion strikes a pose in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A red-tailed hawk stands in a culvert in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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Two deer graze near Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A badger appears to be checking out a remote camera in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A deer takes a rest in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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A coyote appears to be dancing on its hind legs in this photo from a remote camera near the Los Angeles River.
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A NPS employee sets up a remote camera in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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Two gray foxes are pictured in December 2016 in the Verdugo Mountains, a small but rugged range in Los Angeles County.
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Researchers who set up a remote camera at the site of a mountain lion's kill in Griffith Park didn't get a photo of the mountain lion, but they did capture a shot of a curious bobcat in May 2015.
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