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MitchRay

MitchRay

Teacher, naturalist, reformed grad student, and displaced Cajun. Also a newly appointed Noah Ranger. Hit me up with questions or concerns.

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MitchRay Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete) commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA7 years ago

If the Rangers want to take it down that is fine with me. I guess I still technically am a Ranger, although work and the birth of my son have limited my time here recently.

This photo was posted long before that rule was in effect. Frankly I appreciate the spirit of the rule but I do not support its (occasionally) ham-handed enforcement. I have used this photo as an opportunity to educate more than anything else, but I will abide by any decision the site creators and/or Rangers make.

I will say that there is some amazing wildlife out there that we would never see if someone was not holding it.

MitchRay Five-lined Skink
Five-lined Skink commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA7 years ago

This was an adult..the blue tail is only present in juveniles

MitchRay Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete) commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA7 years ago

Some folks have analyzed stomach contents with surprising results...They eat fish primarily, but they also eat snakes, young gators, mammals, amphibians, young birds, crawfish, snails, and a surprising amount of vegetable matter (tupelo fruit for example).

MitchRay Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler commented on by MitchRay South Carolina, USA8 years ago

One of my favorites. Although I always thought Swamp Canary was decidedly more awesome name.

MitchRay Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete) commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA8 years ago

Facebook possibly

MitchRay Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete) commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA8 years ago

I'm either not on that, or my ignorance of acronyms is showing.

MitchRay Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete) commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA8 years ago

It's my pleasure. I could talk about these guys for hours.

MitchRay Texas Rat Snake
Texas Rat Snake commented on by MitchRay Texas, USA8 years ago

Thanks for the kind remarks folks

MitchRay Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete) commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA8 years ago

He weighed 115 lbs. Some folks prefer to measure their weight in hernias accrued.

MitchRay Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Slippery Pete) commented on by MitchRay Monroe, Louisiana, USA8 years ago

Thanks guys...He was definitely on the heavy side