We were driving slowly down a lonely gravel road one evening, when I saw this female up ahead, poking her head out of the woods on one side. I stopped the car, and soon she popped out and crossed the road quickly...followed by no less than 4 cubs. Two were medium small, one was bigger, and was one the tiny runt. They all got a drink from the lake while we watched, and then they hurried on. (The rangers regularly chase them off from the area)
This guy was just ambling down a lonely gravel road deep in the woods on a late afternoon. Didn't even notice our car as we stopped to watch. Until it got close, and I turned off the engine (which gave a beep). This guy did a double-take (spooked) and all the quills flared out at once; it was hilarious! He soon realized no one was coming after him, and waddled off into the grass.
literally on a fence
Encountered in a vernal pool in bottomland hardwood forest.
While on a hike up a mountain trail, we saw this moose ambling through the forest below us. Later, it laid down and took a rest. It almost became invisible in the lush vegetation of this Chugatch SP area.
Encountered alongside railroad tracks that spanned two concrete ditches filled with murky water, surrounded by farmland.
Western Banded Gecko