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My B.S. is in Wildlife Ecology, working on my M.S. now. I love field biology, and searching for herps.

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sunswimer02 Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle commented on by sunswimer02 Palm Beach, Florida, USA7 years ago

You can ID turtles by counting the scales on their backs, even hatchlings like this little guy. Greens have 4 that run along the side (left or right), and five down the middle.

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Brown Snake commented on by sunswimer02 Alexandria, Louisiana, USA7 years ago

Yea! I love these guys :).

sunswimer02 western diamondback rattlesnake
western diamondback rattlesnake commented on by sunswimer02 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA7 years ago

Oh, that's definitely a diamondback, with the black and white stripes on the tail and the diamonds. Prairie rattlers have "saddles" instead of diamonds (more rounded blotches).

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Red Bat commented on by sunswimer02 Missouri, USA8 years ago

Oh cool! I bet that was really fun. The bat that Andy found...was really more like an accidental find, and it wasn't in great shape when he brought it to the mofep house. I guess maybe that was the spring you were doing tortoise surveys? I worked with you in the fall, and then I stayed for the spring, and then you came back the next fall right? I have all of my time-lines screwed up. But I think maybe you weren't there for Andy's bat after all.

sunswimer02 Red Bat
Red Bat commented on by sunswimer02 Missouri, USA8 years ago

Hey Fiana! Is this that bat that Andy found? I was just thinking about how now that I know what I'm looking at, I thought that bat was a red bat.

sunswimer02 Slimy Salamander
Slimy Salamander commented on by sunswimer02 Greensboro, North Carolina, USA8 years ago

Looks like there are few different species within the glutinosus complex. I've never done any herping in NC so I'm not sure which exact species. But this kind of covers your options.
I love slimy salamanders! They're so cute :).

sunswimer02 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by sunswimer02 Hawaii, USA8 years ago

Hm. That looks like a green anole (also known as a Carolina anole), Anolis carolinensis. I didn't think they were in Hawaii?? But with everything else that's been introduced...?

sunswimer02 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by sunswimer02 Lat: 12.52 Lon: -69.998 years ago

Maybe A. cristatellus?

sunswimer02 Woodpecker
Woodpecker commented on by sunswimer02 Wichita, Kansas, USA8 years ago

With the white patch on its back, I'm thinking its a Downy.

sunswimer02 Red-eared Slider
Red-eared Slider commented on by sunswimer02 Georgetown, Texas, USA8 years ago

Well you have a couple of different species in this pic. The ones with the red on the side of their heads are red-eared sliders.

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