Polyphemus Moth, Whiskeytown Lake, California

I was at the lake and a little kid rescued a moth from the lake.  He put the moth in the mazanita bush.  It looks very interesting.  It seems to be injured and maybe at the end of his lifespan.  I tried to look up the type of species, but low and behold there are many many types of moths out for Shasta County alone there were 20+ types.  I had no idea.   So I thought I might be able to publish the photos, and see if anyone already knew.
Please if you have any idea what type of moth this is leave a comment.  Thanks.  I appreciate your efforts. 
Update!  This moth is called Polyphemus moth (Antheria polyphemus).  Thank you to the person who commented.  I have another wonderful picture I will publish of one.
  
 
 
 

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