Northern Map Turtle
Sitting along the side of the nature trail.
Lifer! What an awesome lizard. And what a random hotspot for them. We saw at least 3, possibly 4 here.
While on the river canoeing today with the family :)
4 inches long, two individuals, found sunning on rock in grassland, mottled gray backs with blue bellies and blue chin spots
Three individuals observed basking on floating tire from lady bird lake hike and bike boardwalk.
Observed from lady bird lake hike and bike boardwalk.
Reptiles, the class Reptilia, are an evolutionary grade of animals, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, and tuatara, as well as many extinct groups. A reptile is any amniote (a tetrapod whose egg has an additional membrane, originally to allow them to lay eggs on land) that is neither a mammal nor a bird. Unlike mammals, birds, and certain extinct reptiles, living reptiles have scales or scutes (rather than fur or feathers) and are cold-blooded. Advocates...