Reptiles and Amphibians of Afghanistan

At long last and way overdue:

 

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Puget Sound Sea Snakes?

Well, not in the true scientific sense of the term. But we do have some unique garter snakes along our rocky beaches. As you see in the photos above these serpents dwell among the rocks and grass near the shore and readily plunge into the very cold salt water of the Sound. These […]

Lizard Surpises – Third Eyes and Molecular Mystery Toes

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CITY LIZARDS

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Afghanistan Reptiles

There are many things I miss about Afghanistan. I grew to love the people, the land, and the wildlife. I have fond memories of that country. Reptiles always hold a special place in my heart, however, and the arid Afghan climate gives home to a plethora of these beautiful animals. Add to this the fact […]

A Bit of Arkansas Wildlife

My travels often take me out beyond the scope of Northwest Wildlife but my camera is always ready. Here’s a few shots I managed on a fairly cold day in Arkansas. I had to turn over a lot of logs and rocks but the effort was worthwhile. Especially gratifying was the little five lined skink […]

Our Beautiful Snakes

You have to admit it – the Northwest has the most beautiful garter snakes in the country.

HOOAH

Jack

TURTLE TIME IN THE NORTHWEST

You’d think with all the water we have in our Northwest clime we’d see a lot more representatives of Testudinae here. Unfortunately this is not the case. Our abundance of H20 comes at a cost, well known to us natives, in sunshine. Turtles may love water, but they adore sunlight almost as much, a quality […]

Our Very Own Boa Constrictor

The big serpents loose in the Florida swamplands have been in the news lately and people down south are understandably concerned about these big constrictors ( please see note below). They are a real hazard. Now I doubt that any of these big snakes could survive one of our Northwest winters (or even summer for […]

Painted Turtle Reflection

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Just could not resist these chelonians. Note the […]