With winter seemingly in full force in the Great Northern Forests it is likely to be at least four months before reptiles and amphibians are out again in large numbers in the Great Northern Forests. For many, a Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) such as this one will be the first species they see next spring, […]
A Boyd’s Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii) from northeastern Queensland, Australia. These lizards inhabit tropical rain-forests, spending a majority of their time perched vertically on tree trunks. Their excellent camouflage helps them avoid potential predators.
Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) preying on a Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus).
Female Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) found on the forest floor in Northeastern Vermont. She was hit by a car in May and is now being tracked with radio telemetry so the progress of her recovery can be monitored.
October’s Photo of the Month comes to us from Michael Perry who snapped a shot of this beautiful Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) in the Coastal Plain of Georgia.
Nothing says South Texas like the iconic Texas indigo (Drymarchon melanurus erebennus). This five and a half foot male was photographed on the U.S. side of a section of the (now, infamous) “Border Wall” that was erected several years ago. It stands between Brownsville, Texas and its sister city, Matamoros, Mexico. My name is Clint […]
Gary tells us, “I drove in my driveway during the summer and saw this thing sticking out of the shrub. As I got closer I realized it was a snake. I parked, ran in and got my camera, took a couple of shots, ran back in to change lenses, and took several more. When […]
Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelana), photographed in situ in Yavapai County, Arizona by Stephen Barten, DVM. Stephen tells us “This snake was found in a crack in a large boulder and other than a photo or two was left alone. We returned 3 days later and found the snake again in the same crevice. If […]
November’s photo of the month comes to us from Cory Verne who snapped this photo of a Cuban Treefrog which was inhabiting his son’s Grand Wagoneer! Cory lives in a rural area of Punta Gorda in Southwest Florida. It has been surprisingly wet for this time of year in the region, causing there to be […]