tiny snake, circumference of an earthworm
Observed basking on rock with yellow-bellied sliders and texas river cooters. Any ideas as to the species in the middle with the yellow beak?
Texas Map Turtle piggybacking a Texas River Cooter.
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...