Thursday, June 2, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016


Yep, that is one of my wacky, colorful and deadly forest neighbors. He stopped me in my tracks on the way back from the mailbox. (It pays not to text and walk!) I practiced what I preach though, and did not hurt him. But I did get a little bit worried when he tried to go into the house. I left the door ajar and he almost made it in! I took a couple steps in his direction and he lived up to the mild mannered coral snake reputation by turning around and heading back into the bushes. I'm glad he did, something tells me that cats and coral snakes are not a good combo!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Screech-Owl in our tree

This Eastern Screech-Owl stopped by my studio window and brightened my day. He seemed a bit annoyed, maybe I woke him up. They mate for life and the red ones (like this one) aren't as common in Texas.