Tag Archives: reptile

09.25.2020-2 Ssssssssssssss

I was doing some cleanup around the woodpile and getting rid of some worn holey tarps when I found a few garter snakes hiding inside them. Most of the large ones just slithered away but this one small guy decided … Continue reading

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05.31.2020 Snakes Alive!!!

I was going to say Snake Sunday, but didn’t want to worry anyone who’s a snakeaphobic that it will be a regular thing. 🙂  I mentioned to Mike Powell that I’d share a couple of my Northern Water Snake-Nerodia sipedon … Continue reading

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10.22.2015 Down n dirty with a wood turtle

The face of an angel.  🙂 You never know…could be true. This is another from the Wayback Machine…June 2008 in Northern Maine.  I was just as low as the turtle although with 420mm between us.

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02.10.2012 Painted Turtle behaving badly

Here is an example of aggressive basking behavior in a Painted Turtle.  From reading, it appears this behavior has a few contributing factors such as temperature and time of day along with size of the individual.  Guess “there just ain’t … Continue reading

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