An adult Marsh Brown Snake(Storeria Dekayi Limnetes) that we caught under a board while we were building the addition to our snake building.

A close-up of the Marsh Brown Snake.

A Ring-necked Snake(Diadophus Punctatus) that we caught in the barn. It was only about five days old and was about three inches long.

An Eastern Box Turtle that I caught in the middle of the road on the way home from work.

A Red-eared Slider(Trachemmys Scripta) that my daughter caught in our pond one day.

A belly shot of the Red-eared Slider.

I don't know what kind of frog this is, but I have three of them that live in my goldfish pond.

A green tree frog that was in a tree by my porch.

Another shot of the tree frog.

This is a gravid skink that I caught while I was building my new snake room addition.

A preying mantis that my daughter found on my wife's hydrangeas. It's a little blurry, because he kept shaking while I was trying to take the picture.

A Texas Rat Snake(Elaphe Obsoleta) that we caught in the barn.

A Southern Black Racer(Coluber Constrictor Priapus) that I caught in my yard after my wife almost ran over it in the truck. A testy little fellow.

A pair of Canadian Geese that show up at my house every year and lay eggs on my island.

A Diamond-backed Water Snake(Nerodia Rhombifera) that I caught in my goldfish pond.

A Western Ribbon Snake(Thamnophis Sauritus Proximus) that I caught in my yard while walking back from fishing in the pond.

A Red-eared Slider(Trachemmys Scripta) from our pond that Monica caught in the act of laying eggs.

A picture of the egg nest from the Red-eared Slider.

A Speckled King Snake(Lampropeltis getula holbrooki) that I caught in my yard while taking a break from cleaning snakes.

An Eastern Black Swallowtail(Papilio polyxenes asterius) that landed on our Azaleas in front of our porch.

This is a baby squirrel that got scared when my son walked out the front door. It jumped off of my daughters bike and ran up my wife's leg. My wife actually walked inside with the squirrel attached and got the camera before taking the picture.

This is a Snapping Turtle(Chelydra serpentina) that my wife saw walking in our field away from our pond. His carapce was about 18 inches.

A Rough Green Snake(Opheodrys aestivus) that Monica saw hanging by her head in the bushes while she was cutting grass.

We put the Rough Green Snake in our rubber plant to get some good shots. Here was one of the best pics.

A pair of Green Anoles(Anolis carolinensis) that I caught in the act in our barn. I see plenty of Anoles, and this isn't our first sighting, but a neat picture never the less.

An American Shrew Mole(Neurotrichus gibbsii) that our cat brought to us on Christmas morning. What a present!

This was the first snake I caught at the house in 2010. It happens to be a lifer for me, and is a Midland Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis).

An Albino slider that has been residing and sunning in our pond for the last week. I can't seem to get close without him getting nervous, but I'll keep trying for a better close-up.

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail(Papilio glaucus) that I found in a spider web by my rodent room. Too bad this beautiful guy was already deceased.

A Western mud snake (Farancia abacura reinwardti) that was in the front yard. The cat was acting strange and when I walked over, this is what she was investigating. I have been trying to catch on of these for three years now. Finally.

A belly shot of the Western mud. It really is a beautiful snake.

While I have seen many of these around my pond, I have never had the opportunity to get a really good picture. This guy was pretty cooperative. Here is a Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus).

I found the cat staring at this little guy. Put hijm in a bucket for a phot and a release back into the pond. A baby Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus).

I couldn't get a good in-situ picture, so I hooked it and took some nice studio style pics. This is a Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix). We found it hiding next to our trash can slight under the back patio slab.

We feed these guys on the porch, and I love to watch them. But I have never been able to get a pic as good as this one. This guy was stuck in the rafters of the new building and worn out from trying to escape. He let me pick him up. This is a Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis).

This little Nine Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) was diggin in the yard and I picked it up to move it out of the way of the dog. He barely had his eyes open, but was rooting around with the best of them.

I hear these guys all the time in the evening, and occassionally see one flying through the yard near dusk. They are truly silent flyers. This is a Barred Owl (Strix varia) that I saw fly and perch in one of my live oak trees in the front yard.


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