15 May 2012

Relative difficulty

This guy?  Very easy to photograph, though I advocate stepping over sleeping snakes, rather than (as the well meaning proceeding person had done) trying to prod them off the path with a stick.  Little guy, and bright pink mouth lining, but this does not seem to suffice for online identification purposes.
 This guy? nearly impossible; an apparently traumatized skink, hiding under the boards of the pond observing platform near the visitor's centre at Point Pelee.


Mark Z said...

A juvenile something is my guess since he was small and doesn't match any of the small species.
Water snake very lost?

Graydon said...


I am not going to complain about gull identification any more ever, after having looked up snake identification and wandered off dazed.