Vulpes vulpes, 29 July 2007

Vulpes vulpes, the Red fox;
Alaska Highway, Yukon Territory (29 July 2007).
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Ursus americanus, 07 May 2008

Ursus americanus, the American black bear;
Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska (07 May 2008).
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Ovis canadensis canadensis, 07 July 2007

Ovis canadensis canadensis, the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep;
Glacier county, Montana; 07 July 2007.
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Lynx rufus, 16 August 2020

Lynx rufus, the Bobcat;
Volusia county, Florida (16 August 2020).
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iPhone snapshot taken from inside and through a window as the bobcat cruised fairly quickly through our yard!

Anolis sagrei, 21 September 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole;
Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).
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Polygrammate hebraeicum, 21 September 2020

Polygrammate hebraeicum, the Hebrew moth;
Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).
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Polygrammate hebraeicum, 21 September 2020

Polygrammate hebraeicum, the Hebrew moth;
Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).
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Polygrammate hebraeicum, 21 September 2020

Polygrammate hebraeicum, the Hebrew moth;
Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).
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Mocis latipes, 21 September 2020

Mocis latipes, the Small mocis moth;
Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).
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Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 August 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer;
Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2020).
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Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 August 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer;
Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2020).
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Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 August 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer;
Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2020).
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Megalopyge opercularis, 19 September 2020

Megalopyge opercularis, the Southern flannel moth;
Flagler county, Florida (19 September 2020).
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Megalopyge opercularis, 19 September 2020

Megalopyge opercularis, the Southern flannel moth;
Flagler county, Florida (19 September 2020).
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Erythrodiplax berenice, 20 September 2020

Erythrodiplax berenice, the Seaside dragonlet;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Romalea microptera, 21 September 2020

Romalea microptera, the Eastern lubber grasshopper;
Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2020).
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Hyla cinerea, 20 September 2020

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Hyla cinerea, 20 September 2020

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Coryphaeschna ingens, 20 September 2020

Coryphaeschna ingens, the Regal darner;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Placobdella Leech on Alligator mississippiensis, 22 June 2012

Placobdella sp., a Placobdella leech,
on Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator;
Lowndes county, Georgia (22 June 2012).
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Coryphaeschna ingens, 20 September 2020

Coryphaeschna ingens, the Regal darner;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Coryphaeschna ingens, 20 September 2020

Coryphaeschna ingens, the Regal darner;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 3 of 3)

Solenopsis invicta, the Red imported fire ant.
Flooded colony, 3 of 3;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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This is the third of three flooded colonies of Red imported fire ants I photographed at a local Ormond Beach park adjacent to the Tomoka River system. After a few days of extraordinary rain, much of this area was inundated by waters of the Tomoka system, pushing the ants from their terrestrial homesteads. This third group, like the second, had formed a floating raft comprised of ant bodies and surface debris (such as small leaves and blades of grass). Red imported fire ants are noted specifically for this behavior in times of flooding.

Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 2 of 3)

Solenopsis invicta, the Red imported fire ant.
Flooded colony, 2 of 3;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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This is the second of three flooded colonies of Red imported fire ants I photographed at a local Ormond Beach park adjacent to the Tomoka River system. After a few days of extraordinary rain, much of this area was inundated by waters of the Tomoka system, pushing the ants from their terrestrial homesteads. This second group had formed a floating raft comprised of ant bodies and surface debris (such as small leaves and blades of grass). Red imported fire ants are noted specifically for this behavior in times of flooding.

Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 1 of 3)

Solenopsis invicta, the Red imported fire ant.
Flooded colony, 1 of 3;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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This is one of three flooded colonies of Red imported fire ants I photographed at a local Ormond Beach park adjacent to the Tomoka River system. After a few days of extraordinary rain, much of this area was inundated by waters of the Tomoka system, pushing the ants from their terrestrial homesteads. This first group had taken to an elevated pavilion in the middle of the park, seeking higher ground. They were in the process of colonizing from the ground up to the roof of the pavilion.

Ophisaurus ventralis, 20 September 2020

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Ophisaurus ventralis, 20 September 2020

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard;
Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).
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Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 04 September 2016

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake;
Lake county, Florida (04 September 2016).
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Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 04 September 2016

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake;
Lake county, Florida (04 September 2016).
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Uniola paniculata, 22 June 2003

Uniola paniculata, the Sea oats;
Volusia county, Florida (22 June 2003).
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Uniola paniculata, 22 June 2003

Uniola paniculata, the Sea oats;
Volusia county, Florida (22 June 2003).
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Scaphiopus holbrookii, 27 September 2014

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot;
Volusia county, Florida (27 September 2014).
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Scaphiopus holbrookii, 27 September 2014

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot;
Volusia county, Florida (27 September 2014).
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Acris gryllus dorsalis, 11 November 2014

Acris gryllus dorsalis, the Florida cricket frog;
Volusia county, Florida (11 November 2014).
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Acris gryllus dorsalis, 11 November 2014

Acris gryllus dorsalis, the Florida cricket frog;
Volusia county, Florida (11 November 2014).
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Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 15 September 2020

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake;
Volusia county, Florida (15 September 2020).
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Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 15 September 2020

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake;
Volusia county, Florida (15 September 2020).
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Osteopilus septentrionalis, 08 August 2014

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog;
Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2014).
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Osteopilus septentrionalis, 08 August 2014

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog;
Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2014).
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Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer
Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020).
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Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer
Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020).
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Anolis cristatellus, 16 March 2017

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2017).
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Anolis cristatellus, 16 March 2017

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2017).
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Iguana iguana, 12 June 2016

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana;
Palm Beach county, Florida (12 June 2016).
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Iguana iguana, 12 June 2016

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana;
Palm Beach county, Florida (12 June 2016).
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Storeria victa, 01 May 2016

Storeria victa, the Florida brown snake;
Lake county, Florida (01 May 2016).
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Storeria victa, 01 May 2016

Storeria victa, the Florida brown snake;
Lake county, Florida (01 May 2016).
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Storeria victa, 01 May 2016

Storeria victa, the Florida brown snake;
Lake county, Florida (01 May 2016).
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Storeria victa, 01 May 2016

Storeria victa, the Florida brown snake;
Lake county, Florida (01 May 2016).
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Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake;
Nassau county (23 April 2016).
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