Beautifully Dangerous




  Caution Ophidiophobics: This post contains snake images!!! If you don’t like snakes, please steer away from this post; tomorrow’s post will be something a bit more to your liking!   On my early morning therapeutic hike yesterday, I ran upon a Copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) that was lying on the gravel road. It looked […]

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Live and Learn (Snake Images)




From my archived images, I found some images that I have not previously posted. Not long after moving to my rural Missouri home, I began seeing Eastern Bluebirds on the property. Subsequently, I fabricated several bluebird houses and set them up all around my 9.5 acres. The next spring, as I walked the landscape, I […]

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Just A Little Bull




After leaving Glacier National Park, I traveled south to the Missoula, Montana area. On the way, I stopped and drove the 16-mile auto tour route of the National Bison Range. The National Bison Range is a National Wildlife Refuge located in western Montana established in 1908 to provide a sanctuary for the American bison, and […]

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Don’t Mess With Texas!




Early in the summer, I posted on a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) that was found while I was in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas this past spring. But when my website went awry, I not only lost that blog post, but also the images that I had uploaded. Well, I’ve finally got […]

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“Mr. Green Jeans”




Earlier this spring, I was mowing along the country road that I live on. As I pulled out into the road, I saw a small Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus) laying in the middle of the road, apparently warming up to the sun that was hitting the gravel road. Not wanting this little guy to […]

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Having a Grumpy Monday?




… so is this guy!           I don’t think I’ve ever seen a rattlesnake photo where the snake looks even remotely friendly!  This Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) was no exception. I found this guy, a few years ago, at the prairie dog town that is located in the Wichita Mountains […]

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Soaking Up the Sun




Today’s post includes a couple of images of a Diamondback Water Snake (Nerodia rhombifera) that I came upon during one of my kayak outings. The Diamondback is a non-venomous water snake, but is purported to have a vicious bite when defending itself. So my advice … don’t try to pick one up! One of my […]

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A Green Day in the Country




You might remember the owl fledgling I photographed and posted on a couple of weeks ago. And you might recall that I was on my way home from photographing woodland wildflowers when my neighbor stopped me and alerted me of the owl. Well, I photographed the little owlet for a few minutes, but sensing nervousness […]

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