The Great Outdoors

Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Hauler, May 25, 2016.

  1. sparkuri

    sparkuri Pulse On The Finger Of The Community
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    21,053
    Ratings:
    +33,993
    [​IMG]
    Home
    Mt.Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest
    From one of my favorite spots Sunday
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  2. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    Eastern cottontail

    [​IMG]

    Marsh rabbit

    [​IMG]

    Green anole

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
  3. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,090
    Ratings:
    +8,099
    You finally found a green one! Sweet.
     
  4. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,090
    Ratings:
    +8,099
    Here’s an angry turtle from yesterday. He was totally trying to bite anything he could.

    Red-eared slider.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    I know a place where I can find them. It's a National Wildlife Reserve. Went there today thinking I'd have to spend an hour slowly walking the boardwalk trail with my eyes peeled to the trees.

    Lo and behold I see this giant fucker from my car in the parking lot. He was definitely big enough not to have any problems with brown anoles
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    Apparently it's one of the most invasive animals in the world bc of its popularity as a pet.

    I see them here from time to time but nowhere near the numbers of our yellow-bellied cooters
     
  7. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,090
    Ratings:
    +8,099
    Yeah, they’re everywhere there is warm water and people have released pet turtles. Maybe he was so bitey because his previous owner was an asshole ;)

    There are several common ones I see around here (snappers, soft shell, river cooter, box, etc), and these guys are one of them.
     
  8. DER HÖRNCHENMEISTER

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    789
    Ratings:
    +1,342
    Rocky's Coach Mickey would say they make a fine soup ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. DER HÖRNCHENMEISTER

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    789
    Ratings:
    +1,342
    [​IMG]

    baby toad, as big as my thumbnail.

    The forest was full of them today. we had record heats in the last days and this morning it was raining, maybe that's why they all came out.

    Anyway, never seen such a small frog or toad in my life and I saw about 50 of them in total ..probably stepped on some :(
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    Are they native or invasive?

    If invasive step on all of them
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. DER HÖRNCHENMEISTER

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    789
    Ratings:
    +1,342
    I will leave that uncommented... however, do you know this animal?

    Marbled crayfish - Wikipedia

    If that is the one I mean, which a friend had, then it is the most dangerous life form ever :D
    Can eat anything, can reproduce asexually as well as with banging, can survive in varying temperatures (span of 30°C difference is what my friend said), grows fast. He had one in his aquarium together with a larger older "spiny lobster". He got the Marbled Crayfish when it was very little. The lobster attacked it from day one but couldnt really damage it. One day the lobster was simply dead. Few days later the Marbled-Crayfish had actually escaped the aquarium and he found him in the kitchen in the bowl of dog food, plus it was already carrying eggs.

    It is forbidden to set them free in Germany.

    I think that it was this marbled crayfish..
     
    • Informative Informative x 3
  12. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    22,751
    Ratings:
    +35,160
    Reminds me of the little guy I found while on a canoe trip a couple years back.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,090
    Ratings:
    +8,099
    I can’t really tell for sure....but that may be a northern cricket frog?
     
  14. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    22,751
    Ratings:
    +35,160
    Not sure. This guy was in Southern Ohio.
     
  15. Grateful Dude

    Grateful Dude Posting Machine

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    5,090
    Ratings:
    +8,099
    I can’t say for sure, but I think it’s a decent guess anyway :D

    Northern cricket frog - Wikipedia

    Here’s the range....doesn’t really narrow it down much though hah these guys span a big area. Ohio is in there though!
    [​IMG]
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  16. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    It's a cane toad. You're gonna die
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  17. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    22,751
    Ratings:
    +35,160
    Looking at the pic of a cricket frog on Google, it definitely looks like one.
    I just figured it was a baby frog/toad.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    Saw a bobcat today. First time I've ever seen one. He was way too elusive for me to have time to snap a photo but this is the grass bed he had made beneath the boardwalk before I spooked him

    [​IMG]

    I have no doubt he would've stuck around and chosen to confront any of you
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  19. The Boatman

    The Boatman <------=<
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    32,001
    Ratings:
    +38,693
    his eye don't look too good...the rabbit that is
     
  20. The Boatman

    The Boatman <------=<
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    32,001
    Ratings:
    +38,693
    that is very cool...petted a captive but wild ones are rarely seen
    could shred your shit if he wanted to

    I bet florida bobcats are getting in crazy scraps with all sizes and shapes of beast
     
  21. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    Also @Grateful Dude@Grateful Dude I saw a southeastern five-lined skink today as well (apologies for the grainy photo)

    [​IMG]

    Their range map says you don't have them in Texas but I imagine you have similar species.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  22. Never_Rolled

    Never_Rolled First 10,000

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Messages:
    5,797
    Ratings:
    +6,503
    Where?
     
  23. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
  24. Never_Rolled

    Never_Rolled First 10,000

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Messages:
    5,797
    Ratings:
    +6,503
  25. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger One-term President

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    42,705
    Ratings:
    +29,385
    Boynton yeah. 441 just south of Boynton Beach Blvd, off Lee Road
     
Draft saved Draft deleted