Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lucky Friday the 13th.

Mid-May and the weather blows... literally at times. Cold and rainy and lots more on tap. The only good weather has been on Fridays which I have off at the moment, but Andrea does not and I will not herp without her.

Friday May 13th was another instance of it being nice enough to go out, but Andrea had jury duty instead of work. So I stayed in. And fell asleep. At 4 PM she called and said she was free so I woke up and hurried to pick her up. And we went to Allendale. A couple of hours in the evening is better than nothing.

So, it was in the low 60s, but surely there'd be some redbacks and maybe even a spotty!

Oddly enough, we flipped some wood from the fallen down house (which has been partially dispersed) and found a cool Garter Snake! So we photographed the holy hell out of him!
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So, we'd found a snake late on a cool day! Anything else would be gravy!

The gravy included... a redback...
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our first Painted Turtle of the year...
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and some fine looking Bullfrogs!
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It should be noted that last year, we saw no snakes at Allendale and we haven't seen turtles there since the first time we found the pond 2 years ago! So I would say in was a successful- and lucky- early evening walk on Friday the 13th. (We were only out for about 2 hrs, too... very quick for us.)

3 comments:

  1. ¨¡Hermosas fotos, hermosos animalitos!!!Un beso Martha

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  2. Muchas gracias, mis amigos!

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