Friday, June 17, 2005

ENV: Someone new at the window . . .

Gulf Coast Toads, Bufo valliceps (see here), and Cliff Chirping Frogs, Syrrhopus marnocki, regularly show up on the walkway outside the office window here. Occasionally a Blanchard's Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi, wanders up from the river as well. And though i guess it's not totally unexpected, i was mighty surprised to see this Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri, hop into view early this morning.

Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri

And, while we're on herps, staff brought me a lizard today that the nurses caught in the clinic -- virtually any lizard found there, adjacent to a limestone slope, was bound to be a Texas Alligator Lizard, Gerrhonotus infernalis, and sure enough that's what it was. I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow and post them.


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