This whipsnake was foraging near a water feature at a bird photo blind that I was in. The snake drank and let me get a couple of shots then left. I do not know if this can be confirmed as "Ruthven's" from photos, but that is what I called it at the time.
THIS AREA IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND IS BEHIND SEVERAL LOCKED GATES.
Bald eagle at the Quinsam River near Campbell River, British Columbia, during the sockeye salmon spawning run. Photo taken November 22, 2009.
This is Ontario's only lizard and it is considered of Special Concern/Endangered both provincially and nationally. More info at http://www.rom.on.ca/ontario/risk.php?doc_type=fact&id=152.
We only see two or three a year at this location.
Small garter snake (about 12 inches) observed in mixed deciduous-conferous bush in mid-October.