lizards, turtles, and snakes OH MY pics

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cat1994, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    I have had a very busy day today.
    This morning I found a lil baby Milk snake (very rare around here) on our front porch; this lil guy was so beautiful and tame.
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    Then after lunch I found an adult Five-lined Skink (I’m almost positive) when my dad and I were moving dirt for my new chicken house [​IMG] that was one fat Skink.
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    After dinner I heard Evie (one of my dogs) barking at something, I went out to find her playing with a lil baby Snapping turtle on the drive way, he was so small and cute.
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    Now we have always had tons of critters around here (we are way back in the sticks after all) but seems like they are crawling out of the wood work around here lately, must be b/c of the cooler weather we have been having recently.
     
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  2. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hurricanes and earthquakes got the critters moving.
     
  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Awww. I want a baby snake! [​IMG]
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    We once hatched snapping turtle eggs. We had found the eggs in a dirt pile behind our house and we put them in an old sled and covered them in sand. They ended up hatching and we got like 18 baby snappers. We released them in a pond behind our house. It was really neat. [​IMG]
    Every September we will find some baby snappers in the road, some turn out to be road kill but we try our best to rescue them and release them in the pond.
     
  5. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really awesome pics!!!

    I remember when I lived on Long Island, my last place was in Franklin Square. I was born in Queens, lived there until just before 6th grade, then spent the rest of my time in Nassau County. It wasn't until the last four years, living in Franklin Square, that I saw lizards and toads and snakes. And it's so weird, because aside from where I was in Queens, it was leaning the most toward the "urban" side of "suburban" out of all the others. And I didn't even know there WERE lizards on Long Island until I moved there. They're not native -- they're Italian Wall Lizards (Podarcis sicula), and live in only a few pockets of Long Island. If you google the italicized latin name, you'll see pics. They'd scurry all over the yard, across the concrete driveway, kinda cute.
     
  6. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    What a blessed day for you! [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    How neat!! Love the pics! That little snake is sooo cute!
     
  8. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

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    We once hatched snapping turtle eggs. We had found the eggs in a dirt pile behind our house and we put them in an old sled and covered them in sand. They ended up hatching and we got like 18 baby snappers. We released them in a pond behind our house. It was really neat. [​IMG]
    Every September we will find some baby snappers in the road, some turn out to be road kill but we try our best to rescue them and release them in the pond.

    I did the exact same thing when I was lil, with some Red eared slider turtle eggs, my dad was doing some plowing when he dug up the nest so we took the eggs put them in a glass jar filled with sand and they all hatched and boy were they cute I wanted to keep one but my dad maid me let them go lol​
     
  9. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that's a good day. [​IMG] Beautiful photos!
     

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