This possum just wandered into view as I was standing by the creek counting ducks and shorebirds.
Taken by John Mandell on Sherbourne St. From John:
"This is not a very great photo (through the glass door), but you can see the beautiful tail on this cool animal. We've gotten 2 really good views and a few suspected glimpses, but none recently. This was Jan 2009 in our back yard."
There's a Red-tailed Hawk on the cell phone tower in the background.
On the monthly bird survey at Hornsby Bend, my group encountered this Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. It was about 2 feet long.
This cricket frog was being hunted by a Redstripe Ribbon Snake when I encountered it. This is a common frog on Lake Creek and I hear them often, but I have not seen one in quite awhile.