Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reptile Visitors

I've noticed that we have been getting a lot of reptile visitors lately. 


This frog has decided our fish pond is the perfect place to cool off during the day. I even saw him in my daughter's inflatable swimming pool one afternoon.



We found this little toad hiding in one of the logs that encloses our garden yesterday. 


This red-eared slider turtle found her way to my drive the other night. She's pretty big and this is the second time I've found one in the last few months. You can read about my first red-eared slider turtle rescue here


And of course, we've got lizards a plenty. These cool little guys are Texas Alligator Lizards. I saw a group of three run into our pomegranite tree the other day. 


This green anole lizard was doing a little dance on my AC unit right outside my window. You can see him stick his little red neck pouch out while he's dancing.


We've also got grass snakes and I've seen them about three times this year so far. This photo is from last year when I caught one chasing a frog through the yard. As you can see, the frog didn't win the race. Sorry if this photo is sad for anyone. Snakes gotta eat too. =/

What do you think of reptiles? Are there any wild reptiles where you live?


Thanks to BlogPaws for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! 


43 comments:

  1. I don't mind the Mr Frog and Mr Turtle but you wouldn't see me for dust if a snake came in our pad..BOL xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. I used to feel the same way... I don't know why but maybe over the past 2 years I'm just not scared of wild snakes anymore...as long as they are just grass snakes!

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  2. "Snakes gotta eat, too" LOL As long as it is nowhere near me! ;-)

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    1. I might have to agree with you hehe...

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  3. Nice pic! I'm terrified of snakes too.

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  4. LOL we are there with Mollie. Mr.Sneaky snake doesn't do it for us. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Awww you mean you don't think he's cute?! lol

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  5. I bet with the all of the frogs, toads and lizards in your yard, the snakes are happy. :)

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    1. Yep - and don't forget about the voles and baby rabbits!

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  6. Wow, you've got quite a little zoo going there! Hope the frogs don't get too noisy!

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    1. Actually they don't - I've never really even noticed them making any noise before.

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  7. It's that time of the year. Not a fan of lizards or snakes. Be careful of them. Happy BlogPaws WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. We are pretty careful of the snakes and the lizards are mostly too fast for anyone to catch anyways.

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  8. Oh, boy! You get everything. Reptiles don't bother me. In fact, I like them. Now, if they surprise me, I'll holler, but that's true of almost anything that surprises me.

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    1. I love reptiles :) When my brother lived here, we had a bearded dragon. The lizard is still alive and lives with him at his new house. Even Nibblet surprises me sometimes!

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  9. My daddy loves reptiles and would love to have a vivarium (sp?), but mummy's not so keen

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    1. Ah well, tell your mummy that they are pretty cool!

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  10. Wow you guys have a jungle in your yard! =)

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    1. Tell me about it! This list doesn't even cover the mammals or birds around here!

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  11. That sure is a cool bunch of visitors and they must be fun to watch!

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    1. Yep - Lily gets a pretty good kick out of it :)

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  12. The frogs are great, but I really don't like snakes.I have seen too many rattle snakes and the copperheads. I had a big snake in my yard last week, and I chased it off with the hose. My cats will chase a snake and so will the birds.Have a great day.

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    1. I've never seen a poisonous snake thank goodness! I've heard that cats are excellent snake hunters, although I wouldn't want any of yours to get hurt by venomous snakes... I don't mind the grass snakes much, I hope they'll take care of some of these voles around here for me.

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  13. That little dancing lizard sure knows how to move and has a very long tail!
    Purrs

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  14. I grew up in Southern California, where there are rattlesnakes. So I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of snakes (I don't hate them or anything ... I just kind of leave them alone). But I do kind of like frogs, lizads and turtles. :)

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  15. shiner...de snake pick sure iz knot sad....well, it IZ... ..itz mor like eeeeeeegggaa....whoa... N what de ba jezuz....we due knot like them ...we wood bee hidin under de bed N any place else ...we iz scared oh em...for sure...

    say, did ewe men shun a fish pond !!!

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  16. LIZARDS!!! Oh how I love LIZARDS!!!! Those other guys are cool too, but did I mention that I LOVE LIZARDS!!!!!

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  17. wow! So many awesome little critters how lucky!!!!!! I love the little lizards! Snakes are about the only reptile that still give me a little chill but I love all these little reptiles!

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  18. TW is glad we don't have all these creatures. One of her old sweeties used to have turtles.

    BTW I love the pic your daughter did of Nibblet.

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    1. Aw thanks! She made it for her blog that I let her have.

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  19. We have some harmless garden snakes here in Florida. Many years ago while I was still ambitious and weeding the flower beds around our house, I thought I was pulling out a pretty pink root until it started to wiggle. I think I never dropped something that fast, and the snake and I both took off. Another time, a bigger black snake found its way up the outside exhaust of our electric dryer. While the snake didn’t survive, the dryer did, but only after an expensive service call.

    Bruny

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    1. I think I would have had the same exact reaction Bruny! While I'm not especially scared of them anymore, I don't really try to get too close or pick them up or anything.

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  20. I'm afraid I'm not a fan of the reptiles. We have a few little lizards here - which is fine - but San Diego has a lot of rattlers. We've seen them in the canyons here while hiking and it's NOT fun! My friend (whose house is on a canyon, as is ours) actually had her dog bit by a rattler the other day - but luckily she was fine! I didn't realize they could "dry bite" and not release venom. Still my friend is completely freaked and redoing their back yard to try to snake-proof it!

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    1. Yea I don't do venomous snakes LOL. I've only ever seen water moccasins before, but not near my house or anything. I didn't know that rattlesnakes could dry bite either? That is one lucky dog! Glad it's ok!

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  21. I remember when I lived in Pennsylvania, frogs would indeed show up at the most interesting places. Now we have lots of grasshoppers. Our homeless ones here in Arizona will show up with "prizes" of the dead variety like lizards, mice and snakes.

    For those reading this, check out my cat blog archives for some informative posts and archived stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.

    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/
    Debby in Arizona


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    1. We've had them show up in weird places here occasionally... like my bedroom lol...

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  22. WE don't have many reptiles around us, but see the occasional grass snake outside the city. Cool toadies (that's what my daughter called all frogs and toads)!

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  23. I don't mind any of those reptiles and for the record, I really dig me some lizards, but those SNAKES just gotta go! Ugh!

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  24. I love the photo of the toad peeping out from his hiding place.

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    1. Me too! My daughter picked a piece of wood off of that spot and there was Mr. Toad! Was kind of surprising for her!

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  25. Oh wow, you have quite the wildlife! We see snakes around in our grass. I've seen a frog once.

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  26. We only have frogs and toads in our garden, and only once a very little salamander. I like to chase on them, but when Granny sees one, she's jumping higher than the frog. I don't know why...

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