Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis C. Cantifer) This big mama was not to happy. These will always be one of my favorite snakes to find. You never know what you're gonna get. It's always fun when you get a cranky one that puts on a show.
Orvet all day. A slow worm Anguis fragilis being slow and fragile in freshly logged forest. People one considered the secretive Orvet a pest but now slate and black tarp are laid out to invite them to the garden as a nearly invisible biocontrol for crop pests. (This does rhyme as orvet is pronounced "orvey"). #slowworm#herpetology#fieldherping#herpingfrance#orvet#Anguisfragilis
I didn't realize it was world turtle day today!! In celebration of these amazing little dinosaurs here's 3 desert torts sharing tight quarters with a couple blacktails and a western diamondback which is just out of frame.
An old photo from back when I used to road cruise quiet desert roads at night looking for snakes. These three were all found within a few hundred feet. 2 spotted leafnose and one saddled leaf nose snakes.
#Repost from @fabian_photography with @regram.app ... ~It's World Turtle Day!~ This is the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle. They are an important species of healthy coral reefs where they feed on sponges, soft coral, algae and more. Especially their consumption of sponges can have great effects, as it decreases competition for space for reef building corals!