Posts Tagged ‘reptile’

Sunning in Style

This turtle has found a marvelous sunning spot. Privacy plus a readily accessed escape route to the water if threatened. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Fauna/G00005hid23vDHGw/I00000oXvAPKnH_s Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Eastern Diamondback Rattler in Repose

The coloration of the Eastern Diamondback Rattler, Crotalus adamanteus, allows it to blend into its habitat. I was measuring the tree about a yard from this fellow, when my friend pointed out to me that looking where I placed my feet would be good. Trudie Bell Website http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Snakes/G0000HXNb_MwT8nY/I0000RLwD8DlX53U Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Baby Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus

The gopher tortoise can grow quite large. However, the babies can be held in a single hand. They excavate tiny burrows just like the adults. The gopher tortoise is a threatened species primarily due to habitat loss. They dig their burrows in sand hills that are also really great places to put housing developments. TrudieBell […]


Baby Diamondback Rattlesnake Sunning

As I was leaving a site, I came across this beautiful little snake sunning himself on the white sand road. He didn’t seem to mind me taking photos. Most rattlesnakes have calm dispositions and will go out of their way to avoid you when you are in the woods. They are also really excellent at […]