|A three-foot Yellow Rat Snake on the hunt|
Today, March 29th, birded the boardwalk at Six-mile Cypress Slough Preserve in search of any early migrants. But found that it was not very birdy. Best sighting for today a surprise in a Hermit Thrush. A pair of otters were very busy hunting. When I heard their splashing I first ignored it assuming they were more wild pigs rooting up the swamp. They stayed close to the boardwalk but would not hold still long enough to get a decent photo. Herps were more interesting today. Had a couple of snakes including this yellow-rat snake and an unidentified watersnake, several basking water turtles and several baby gators being guarded my there mom. Anole lizards were everywhere.
|This Yellow Rat Snake was found in our office space at work a few days later. No idea how it got inside the second story|