Snake in the grass…

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I almost ran over two Garter snakes today with the lawn mower. Fresh from their winter slumber, they are quite sluggish and don’t move out of harm’s way very quickly. Okay, this one was clipped by the weed-eater and unfortunately did not survive the encounter. I needed a photo for the day though, so I posed him for the shot.

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You can’t see me…

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This leopard frog thought he was well concealed.

Lovin’ the water…

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The geese don’t seem to mind the 4 inches of rain we’ve gotten in the last day or so.

Fishing…

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No luck yet…

Dove on a blue table…

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High Tailing it…

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When these White Tail Deer are spooked, the tail goes up and off they go. I’m not sure what the purpose of the white patch is…maybe it confuses predators.

Crinoid…

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I was informed by a friend that the fossil in the previous post was a Crinoid, a marine creature dating to the mid to late Paleozoic era (300 to 360 million years ago). I got to thinking about an odd looking pile of fossils I had seen last year not too far away. I went back today to get a shot of that group and decided that they must be the same type Crinoids. This site must have been a low area where hundreds of these fossils were deposited by running water. Virtually every “stone” you see in this picture is a fossil.

 

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