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Texas Tortoise; Laguna Atascosa NWR left, Falcon SP right
Texas Tortoise beating feet across the Bayside Drive (Laguna Atascosa NWR)
Red-eared Sliders, Sabal Palm Grove
Red-eared Slider family at Estero Llano Grande SP
Relaxing in the pond at Texan Guest Ranch!
Yellow Mud Turtle, Estero Llano Grande SP
Best guess is a Yellow Mud Turtle, but others have suggested Rio Grande River Cooter (Estero Llano Grande SP)
Spiny Softshell Turtle, Santa Ana NWR
Alligators are a popular sight at Estero Llano Grande SP!
This Pied-billed Grebe keeps an eye on a youngster close by!
Texas Horned Lizard, Puerto Rico Route
Texas Spiny Lizard, Quinta Mazatlan
Side view, same location
Blue Spiny Lizard, Mission
Blue Spiny Lizards like to hang out on the entrance wall at Bentsen Rio Grande SP
Eagle-eye Joyce spotted this Blue Spiny Lizard on the size of a house along the "dump road" between Salineño and Chapeño!
Female Keeled Earless Lizard along the La Sal Del Rey Trail (thanks, Mary!)
Texas Spotted Whiptail, Santa Ana NWR
Close-up, Estero Llano Grande SP
Another colorful Texas Spotted Whiptail, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Laredo Striped Whiptail, Estero Llano Grande SP
Rosebelly Lizard; Santa Ana NWR left, Estero Llano Grande SP right
Green Anole, Texan Guest Ranch
Another Green Anole at Estero Llano Grande SP shows off his gular flap!
Brown Anole in the process of shedding its skin, Estero Llano Grande SP
What they normally look like (Frontera Audubon Thicket)
Four-lined Skink, Valley Nature Center
Ribbon Snake, La Sal del Rey
Ribbon Snakes often hunt in the water, like this individual at Estero Llano Grande SP
Captive Black-striped Snake at Bentsen Rio Grande SP
Mexican Racer, Palo Alto Battlefield NM
Diamondback Water Snake, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Another Diamond-backed Water Snake comes ashore along Wallace Road
Water Snake Convention at Santa Ana NWR
Another pair of water snakes, same location
Closeup of the mass
Texas Rat Snake, Bentsen Rio Grande SP
Bull Snake, Cannon Road Loop
Indigo Snake, Laguna Atascosa NWR
Raul Garza Jr. shows off a captured Indigo Snake at Valley Nature Center
Another Indigo Snake making his getaway across the paved Chachalaca Trail at Santa Ana NWR!
This Coral Snake was trying to catch some rays on the trail and thankfully allowed for some photos before slinking off into the bush!
(The old rhyme is, "Red on black, friend of Jack; black on yellow, kill a fellow!")
Here you can see the whole snake.
Gulf Coast Toad; Valley Nature Center left, Texan Guest Ranch right
This Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad didn't want to stick around for pictures after we rescued him from the pool at Texan Guest Ranch!
The jury's still out on this little guy, but so far it's two votes for Gulf Coast Toad and two for Rio Grande Chirping Frog, with honorable mentions for Rio Grande Leopard Frog and Strecker's Chorus Frog! Boy, they're tough when they're babies...(this was one of several on the trails at Frontera Audubon, and they weren't much bigger than the giant red ants!)
More baby frogs covered the roads at La Sal del Rey; one source insists that they are all Chirping Frogs.
Giant Toad; Texan Guest Ranch left, Bentsen Rio Grande State Park right
Enjoying the spa at Bentsen Rio Grande SP!
Spadefoot sp., Laguna Atascosa NWR
Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Monte Cristo Tract
Another Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Estero Llano Grande SP
Schools of small fish along the boardwalk at South Padre Island
Much larger fish (about a foot long each) were swimming in the bay
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