I intend to release them back near where they were found, but something will have to be done about that netting first. It really makes me sad . So obviously i wouldn’t build it up and not find one right???? During my post-deployment R&R, my wife and I left our son in the care of my parents and took a trip down to the Keys and the Everglades. Towards the end of October I did a rocket run literally whole day trip. Horse in the Ojito Wilderness, New Mexico. This includes: tracks, scats, shed skins, eggs, digs, and other kinds of sign.
I wanted to see if the Bog Frogs were still calling. Really! found a big, fat slender salamander under a log. Liophis typhlus is a common daytime snake in the Amazon and it’s usually found on the ground. The yellow-eyed version in the north is now Pareas atayal, the epithet referring to the Atayal people indigenous to the area of the type specimen. The evening started quickly with a couple of emoryi rat snakes, atrox, and juvenile ornatus moving around. Limnonectes plicatellus (Rhinoceros Frog) Odd-looking little frog.
This group of insects was very numerous; it would be easy to find dozens each night if that’s what you were looking for. I had the opportunity to be in Sydney for Australia Day, which for those who don’t know, is basically Australian Columbus Day (discovering of the continent – will all of the negative connotations of Columbus Day for indigenous people) but celebrated like the Fourth of July. Dumped into the net, the tail was found to belong to an approximately 7-inch male tiger salamander. An incredibly beautiful snake! It looked completely different to the others we had been finding. Please forgive me. A few days later we met in the Collier’s Wilderness, the most remote part of the island, to release a group of 8 head-started blue iguanas to the wild.
Somewhat aggravated, we continued on in search of another. As I watched it I noticed a large female Softshell Turtle approaching. One of the largest snakes I’ve seen yet in Texas, this western coachwhip was pushing 6 and a half feet, maybe even 7. There were a few tadpoles hanging out, and I had a difficult time identifying them, but I deduced them to be Uplands Chorus Frogs. Chipping or scraping away at the surface, however, reveals a much lighter colored stone beneath, resulting in the contrast seen in the petroglyphs. Dr. So, I basically copy and pasted the liz over the clear plant photo, extending the depth of field.
He is one of 20 free-roaming adult tortoises on the island, plus there was about 15 baby tortoises in a nursery at that time. Perhaps ones where you did a better job of staying still and getting the chance to observe behavior than I did? Of course, there were orchids. Only one turned out focused because it kept trying to crawl into my camera haha. Here’s a male brush lizard showing off. However, things were just starting to bloom and I am always amazed at how colorful the landscape can be. Third, see a wombat (I have seen plenty of “sleeping” wombats on the side of roads, and really wanted to see one that could stand on its own).
You’re window for night driving is apt to be very short in February. This was also a lifer for us and along the way we came across some other cool species. Only review gear you own and have used (i.e. Anyhoo, please keep posting your finds. The oxbow lakes and tributaries will be explored day and night by dugout canoes and paddles. I’ve been cruising Timber country around here like crazy and haven’t had any luck. Sorry for some of the lower quality shots.
I missed this in my readings about scp and may have been wasting my time pursuing it. It’s not legal to park in the road itself. We want to see if anyone reading this wants to come with us and if so, we can share the costs. I have to be honest, I no longer live in Arizona but consider AZ my second home and will be moving back. At the very least its presents has proven to be of no consequence on any level. Cap’n – I’d like to respond and I have a few ideas for how to do so. Here’s an overview of the job for anyone considering this career path.
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