Black Rat Snakes are officially the longest snake in North America. Though some have been measured at over eight long, the longest that we have ever found was almost six feet long. They are a fast snake and are good at climbing trees too. During an encounter, they will usually flee the scene if possible, but once you grab them, they are very prone to biting.
I have here, a pair of Cordylus Tropidosternum, which take several other names such as tropical girdled lizards or armadillo lizards. Although they are not, in fact, armadillo lizards, but they reside as a relative to that originally named, the Cordylus Cataphractus. The Tropidosternum are usually available in the pet trade, though not very common. They are often sought after because of their look-alikes, the Cataphractus, but the real Cataphractus is a threatened species. These are still, though, a fascinating animal. They come from a genus that serves as one of few oviparous reptiles (giving birth to live young).
If we are following evolution, we see that reptiles came from amphibians who braved crawling upon land. Amphibians lay eggs that have pores in the shell, to provide water to the embryo. Upon becoming what was the first reptiles, there was a remarkable adaptation that provided a water and nutrient
I love Bacalar, because it is super beautiful, the people are nice and it has such a magical vibe that calms everybody down!
Sustainability is really important and everybody takes care of the lake, forest and animals.
From Playa del Carmen you can get there by ADO bus which takes you about 3.5 hours.
There are already a few hostels and low cost hotels to find for all kinds of travelers at Bacalar town and also in its surroundings around the lake. A night costs between 5 and 10USD depending if you want to sleep in a hammock, tent, school bus, dorm, private room or cabaña :)
It is perfect to escape from the loud party city Playa Del Carmen and just get to some chilly hammock over the water in the middle of now where watching the beautiful water or even the stars at night.
Almost every place has a swing and hammocks on the water. People love it to take awesome pictures.
Well, finally the deer is done!
It was a fast work, because the deer is one of the subjects that I often paint and it's the favorite subject of my customers ^_^
As final touches I add some green clouds on the coat of the deer and some ocher plants on the background, all painted thanks to my stamps.
Now, I'm waiting it's drying before to protect it with some coats of opaque varnish ^_^
See ya soon
Honestly, what I love is the lack of humidity. The ability to be dry while hot is remarkable.
So many times you can cast your eyes out into the ocean blue and see everything you could want as a surfer.
How could you resist not setting up something of the sort at home. After all it is a passion of mine.
The first two parts can be seen here:
On the surface everything seemed to go alright, at first.
The first 100 ants or so were administered to the terrarium and the horned lizard went to work. He easily consumed more than half of them in an hour or so.
So far so good.
The remaining ants even built themselves a little ant hill in the corner of the terrarium, it really was quite neat. I almost felt bad that these little critters were being used as food items w
Buen día amigos de steemit!
Mientras me sentaba a la mesa para comer, vi a un bachaco con algo en las patas traseras..... Busqué mi cámara SONY Ciber-shot y tomé estas fotografías ampliadas:
Antes (Before.....전에): https://steemitimages.com/DQmbpjdr9qnxNkNWnu6CsG3TsebSaJuwbQfqhPDsY8MDaZk/bachaco%20antes.JPG
Mi sorpresa fue observar que el bachaco era atacado por dos hormigas!
Al ver la desesperación que tenía el bachaco por quitarse a sus atacantes de sus patas traseras, decidí ayudarlo en su objetivo.
Después (After..... 후):
El bachaco, ya sin las 2 hormigas atacantes, caminó, dio un par de vueltas cerca y se alejó.
Ya tendrá tiempo para comentar en su fábula que........ @steemit
The Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) is the largest of it's kind around here. Some have been documented at a wingspan of half a foot. The caterpillars are also rather large, reaching lengths up to 5 inches. This one was found in front of a store that I was cutting the lawn at yesterday. I was quite excited to see it and immediately grabbed my camera.
I love how fuzzy they look. Sometimes certain moths remind of be of little flying teddy bears. Here are the photos.
I’ve been getting ready to make this post for a few days; I was just waiting for an excuse to post it. Well, earlier today @papa-pepper hit over 1600 followers, so I’m going to celebrate!
I referred to this as a “video game” without even considering those games that are commonly called video games. This game is actually a video, with questions pertaining to what is shared in the video. A few questions will be more random, while others are more of a herpetology game.
Basically, most of the game in this video will be attempting to identify snakes. All you have to do is watch the video, and then answer a question or identify a snake if you can.
Unser Schäferhund Rex ist uns allzeit ein treuer Gefährte im entgeht wirklich nichts.Er ständig auf unserem Grundstück und der angrenzenden Gründstücke der Verwandten unterwegs.Er ist sehr aufmerksam aber auch ein ganz lieber und verspielter.Er kennt jedes Mauseloch und unbekannte Besucher müssen sich erstmal auf eine Abwehrhaltung einstellen...typisch Schäferhund.Er ist halt ein Bewacher und wir sind froh das wir ihn haben.Nun aber einige Bilder von unserem Rex.Viel Freude.
Our Schäferhund Rex is always a reliable companion in the really escapes nothing. He constantly on our property and the adjoining landings of the relatives on the way .Er is very attentive but also a very dear and playful. He knows every mouse hole and unknown visitors must first A defense adjustment ... typical Schäferhund.Her is just a guard and we are glad that we have it. Now but some pictures of our Rex.
The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is a really weird animal that is very unique in terms of adaptations. For one, it is the only cold-blooded mammal in the world, and uses thermoregulation kind of like reptiles do. It also cannot feel pack due to lacking the key neurotransmitter that is responsible for sending pain signals, as well as it having a natural resistance to cancer. Yeah, it is pretty much strange is every way.
This is truly a remarkable animal that is worth studying, and a group of scientists recently discovered that they are able to survive in conditions with extremely low oxygen concentrations. By putting them into boxes with only 5 % oxygen (compared to the normal 21 % in air), which would kill humans and most other animals within minutes, they did not die, and were in fact alive and well after five hours. After this time, they were removed from their boxes, so no one really knows how long they could survive during these conditions, or if they are even able to survive permanently in
These are the pics about the second step in my "work in progress": I just painted some details on the horns and on the eye ^_^
I also "adjusted" the colors of the deer (less blue, more grey) and a touch of light and shadows. Now I have to wait that the colors are a bit dry before to add other details ^_^
Now it's time to cook something to eat ;)
See ya soon
Hello. Here are some images I captured while hiking in Southern Saskatchewan. These were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Enjoy!! Saskatchewan is called Land of the Living Skies.
So it was a sunny dry day outside, the kind of day one doesn't want to waste inside. I decided we would have a training session that would also be fun.
Luna loves to retrieve her favourite stick or ball, and will often ask anyone visiting if they will go out to play with her. Her stick is the first thing she looks for when I open the back door. Luna has always been quick to learn and is generally excellent at obedience. She responds well to both quiet verbal commands and hand signals.
I threw the stick a couple of times for her and back she came to drop it at my feet, tail all waggy with a huge happy grin on her face.
I took her back in and brought Lucius out. He is a very relaxed pup and also knows all the basic commands, but he has a selective response...he obeys as long as there is a reward or if he has nothing more important to do. The usual commands he will do, but retrieving is a no-no.
I sat him down, threw the stick a short distance, gave him the command...he ran over to it, sniffed it and walk
Luna matured very quickly after Lucius arrived although still a pup herself. He was forever plotting how to ambush her, or how to divert her attention in order to steal her toys, treats and bones.
Lucius was the joker of the pack.
His favourite game has always been what I call
alien. He loved to sneak up stealthy as a ninja, very carefully burrow inch by inch under her blanket and when he was close enough he would attack her. He resembled a strange alien. It drove Luna nuts, still does. It looks hilarious.
When he wants something Luna has, he first tries the snatch and grab...when that doesn't work he will search for something he thinks is interesting and parade around the room with it. At intervals he drops the object and attacks it. Luna, unable to contain her curiosity any longer abandons her bone or toy to investigate...Lucius sweeps in and grabs her precious toy.
When he was younger and I was either eating a snack or lunch, I would tell them all to lie down. Lucius tried a few passes to see if
portrait of my old Yorkshire Terrier Rosie who is sadly no longer with us