Sep 212015
 
The Wildlife of Garden Inn Pond

Where can you find interesting wildlife in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex? Well, as it turns out, just about anywhere you happen to look. All you really need is a little bit of water, a reasonable amount of vegetation, and just a smidgeon of seclusion. I recently discovered one such place right in the heart of

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Jul 162013
 
Diamond-backed Water Snake - Ambitious

I came across this odd situation at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas as I was walking along the shore one of the facility’s water tanks. In the distance I noticed a large fish at the surface of the pond behaving strangely. As I approached I could see the fish rolling over and

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Apr 252013
 
Diamond-backed Water Snake - Blank

This appears to be a Diamond-backed Water Snake in distress. It is a large snake—approaching 4ft/1.2m in length—and something is wrong with its eyes. It’s not clear what. It is possible that something went wrong the last time this snake shed its skin, and the old skin somehow adhered and stayed attached to the snake’s

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May 302012
 
Diamond-backed Water Snake - Swimming

I observed this Diamond-backed Water Snake in a small pond just off the White Rock Creek Bike Trail in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. The snake emerged from under the water just a few yards/meters from the trail. He proceeded to swim to the heavily vegetated shoreline adjacent to the bike trail. The

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