Eastern Diamondback 

photo by Troy Franson

Spotted this week, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes

Mating and spring time--ride and tread carefully.

Photos by Sherm Stratton and Dave Schaefer







Banded water snakes

(not poisonous)


photographed in the Reserve


by Art Smith



Yellow or eastern rat snake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis


Carlton Reserve

Thursday, March 21, 2019




Tiny grasshopper catches ride on softshell turtle as she goes ashore to lay eggs on the W. Powerline near the Myakka River 

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