Monday, June 08, 2009

More Florida Reptiles

I had a couple more Florida reptile pictures that I wanted to put up before we go to the DR next week. Kelly and I went to the wastewater treatment plant to check out some birds while the girls went to the beach. We got quite a few birds, including Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Black-necked Stilt, Cattle Egret, and Mississippi Kite. As we were talking with the maintenance staff, we spotted a very large female Florida Softshell crossing the parking lot towards us. Evidently, she had just laid her eggs across the road. Picking one up might not be recommended for most people...

Apalone ferox - Florida Softshell

Plestiodon laticeps - Broadhead Skink
Clinging to the side of a pine tree.

Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata - Six-lined Racerunner
We heard quite a few of these guys tearing off through the underbrush. They sure sound fast.

Anolis sagrei sagrei - Brown Anole
This attractive anole is not native to the US.

Anolis carolinensis carolinensis - Northern Green Anole
These guys bring back fond memories of the pet Anoles we had loose in our house.

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