Lily is getting in to photography more this year and taking a class. She was tired of doing assignments around the house so we checked out a new nature preserve. This is a gopher tortoise she snapped as he retreated backwards into his burrow. She told me not to step on the apron because that is apparently where they lay their eggs.
It's cool to see her play around with more of the features on the camera than I do, and she get's some truly amazing shots. I can't explain the one below, but how weird was that. This is her Leopard gecko and model Pac Man.
She captured the above beauties at Oakland Preserve, and also the youngsters below.
Not sure on the identity of the caterpillar above, but back to Tibet-Butler and Lily with a geocache. We left the hoop from a key chain and signed in before putting it back.
I was guessing about the 15th for when these two would hatch, but surprise, here they are. They both look like they are doing well and if memory serves me it will be a few days before they are ready to eat. So cute!
Definite difference in pattern between the two, but this will change a lot in the months to come. I lean towards the father, Pacman, being an albino from the Rainwater line or Las Vegas line. Dimples is a more normal leopard phenotype, but not exactly wild. Both babies should look fairly normal barring any unknown traits that both parents were heterozygous for, and still as percentages go there are only two here.
Cool stuff and yesterday Drew and I found this Florida brown snake. He looks like he is at the end of a shed.
He flattens and puffs, reminding you of a little pigmy rattler.
Forty years old and still in awe of the outdoors.