Little Things

Sometimes you see big things like bears, other times you see little things like these...

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This is a worm snake. It is unusual to see them out on the surface during the day because they are secretive little critters. Size range on adults of these snakes is 7.5 to 12.5 inches.

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Another snake I was surprised to see just hanging out on the trail was this ringneck snake. This one is young. The size range for these is 10 to 20 inches.

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Of course, not all the little things are as pleasant to find. The brown specs on my pants are ticks -- probably a couple hundred of them. They are the larval stage of the lone star tick, known around here as "seed" ticks. They did not survive our encounter...


Now You Know, Too

The answer to the puzzler in the previous post...

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I Know...

do you? Shouldn't be too hard to figure out -- nudge, nudge.
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