Monday, June 21, 2010

Snakes, squirrels, and pupfish

Just a quick update on the critters I’ve been seeing at the Park. This beautiful snake
beautiful longnosed CU 5-28-2010 8-20-02 AM 2726x1104
is about a third of a longnosed snake I saw on a trail the other day… .
These little guys
squirrel family 6-4-2010 8-23-47 AM 3616x2712
are a family of round-tailed ground squirrels. The pups chase each other and wrestle like kittens or puppies. And speaking of pups,
here are Pupfish, an endangered species we are breeding at the Park. They can live in water up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit! And the males become fluorescent blue when they are in the mood, as these ones obviously are.

1 comment:

  1. Round-tailed ground squirrels? Are those anything like prarie dogs?