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sparkuri

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Mt.Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest
From one of my favorite spots Sunday
 

conor mcgregor nut hugger

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You finally found a green one! Sweet.
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
 

conor mcgregor nut hugger

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Here’s an angry turtle from yesterday. He was totally trying to bite anything he could.

Red-eared slider.

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
 

Grateful Dude

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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
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.
 

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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 :(
 

conor mcgregor nut hugger

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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 :(
Are they native or invasive?

If invasive step on all of them
 

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Are they native or invasive?

If invasive step on all of them
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..
 

Hauler

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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 :(
Reminds me of the little guy I found while on a canoe trip a couple years back.

 

conor mcgregor nut hugger

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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



I have no doubt he would've stuck around and chosen to confront any of you
 

Rambo John J

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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



I have no doubt he would've stuck around and chosen to confront any of you
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