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Critters seen while caching

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Within striking distance of Mnostacc @ GC1HQT6.

1st of 4 snakes @ GBP.

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Ahead of our group leaving GC2K0CR.

Although the 1st picture doesn't show it, 1st snake had a bright pink mouth.

This snake had a white mouth...so it finally occurred to me that it was a water moccasin/cotton mouth snake.

2nd of 4 snakes.

3rd snake was unrecognizable in the water, (read GC1Y5A2); last snake, Tuba Dude stepped on a garter snake near parking at the end.

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It doesn't qualify as a critter but I saw this in Friendswood while benchmarking this afternoon.

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Oooo, one of Centerpoint's new invisible telephone poles!

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Saw this little guy by a cache.  Anyone know what kind it is?  My Googling says it's some kind of a racer.  (The Internet said it - it must be true.)  

 

This guy posed for us nicely.  Backed up a few inches when it got scared but just stayed there and let us snap photos.

 

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I think it may be a Buttermilk Racer.  

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Just after I crossed over a creek, I came upon this snake, snoozing in the tree branches, several feet above the water.  It's a bit fuzzy because I backed up a bit, then zoomed in with the phone camera.

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x2 on Buttermilk Racer, Kevin. They look almost like digital camo pattern.

 

They are wicked fast little guys once they decide they're done posing for the camera. Saw one up at Mercer Arboretum once that seemed to be unafraid of me until it became bored and turned on the afterburners into the brush.

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Saw a hen turkey in the middle of the road near Muleshoe yesterday.  I've never heard of a buttermilk racer.

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x2 on Buttermilk Racer, Kevin. They look almost like digital camo pattern.

 

They are wicked fast little guys once they decide they're done posing for the camera. Saw one up at Mercer Arboretum once that seemed to be unafraid of me until it became bored and turned on the afterburners into the brush.

My first thought when we spotted the snake was "digital camo pattern".

 

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Spotted this one near our Steinhagen Stash cache. Only about 10 inches log but he was a fiesty little fellow. 

 

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I saw 2 baby cotton tails and a herd of antelope today!

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I saw 2 baby cotton tails and a herd of antelope today!

Cotton tails are much nicer than cottonmouths.

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We saw a dead ring-tail cat today.  I wanted to stop and get a photo, as it was fresh and didn't appear to be damaged, but the traffic behind me pushed us forward.  We hike almost 8 long hot miles and got one traditional and 2 earth caches.  The 2nd one was worth the trip.  GC5HMQD  The short parking lot was full and we had to park a ways off, which turned out to be a great blessing.  It was maybe the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. 

 

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Two instances of critters seen today.

The first was a pod of webworms (ewww!) 

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and then a dead juvenile cottonmouth. (yay!)

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Saw this guy in GBP today!

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A little guy I found while caching!

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Two instances of critters seen today.

The first was a pod of webworms (ewww!) 

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It looks like you were shooting from above.  If so, how did  you do that?

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Two instances of critters seen today.

The first was a pod of webworms (ewww!) 

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It looks like you were shooting from above.  If so, how did  you do that?

 

 

Thot, the bag of webworms was in a small tree about 4 feet off the ground.  

When I uploaded the picture, I had to crop off some of the background to make it smaller size, to get under the load limits.

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Cache guardian during the CLAPS CITO -- about mid-way on N CLAPS.  Brave little guy stayed there the whole time.

 

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Took me a moment to find him

 

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Spotted this little guy out there today too...

 

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Spotted this little guy out there today too...

 

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Wow! How did I miss that?

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Wow! How did I miss that?

You and Amberita were hung up on a twig at the time... :2funny:

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