I’m a lizard fanatic and this guy’s adorable. Hopefully he’s the first of many for the next week.
Sorry for the punniness, but this little guy is a gorgeous little kestrel. He hunts on a strip of road that is part of my commute to and from work and school every morning and afternoon. This is the first time that he’s let me snap some pics of him as he hunted from a telephone wire. I just love my birds of prey!
I should start off this post by saying that these pictures are courtesy of Maria Matthews, my mom, who took them on a walk at Harvey Bear while I was at work. With that said…that’s a Diamondback rattlesnake! My mom didn’t realize it until she’d ended her photoshoot with the rattler when he gave her a short warning with his rattle to give him some space. Pretty crazy! For whoever’s reading, make sure you know that if you see a snake with a triangle-shaped head in the US, that’s a rattler and you need to be extra careful!