|Manatee. Photo courtesy of shutterstock.com.|
|The lizard project team gets a close up view of manatee mating on our morning commute.|
|Eastern Glass Lizard on Little Island. How many of our lizards has he eaten?|
Yellow Rat Snake: We found this critter on the mainland, but we have seen these on our islands before. Like their name says, they like to eat rats and small mammals. They also probably like to eat our lizards when they are small. We have not seen any of these out on our islands this trip, but we have seen evidence that they are there. We found two large skins that have recently been shed out on island L. Andrew, the resident snake expert on our team, determined that they were skins from two very large (almost 5 feet long!) yellow rat snakes. If you are
interested in learning about how Andrew can identify a snake from it's shed skin, read his latest blog post on his blog SnakesAreLong.blogspot.com http://snakesarelong.blogspot.com/2012/04/identifying-snake-sheds.html#comment-form
Still can't get enough Lizard Project. Check out Tim Mitchell's post on timsfertileturtles.blogspot.com about the strange language of lizard catching.
Tim's Fertile Turtles: Lizard Project- Day 10. Lizard Lingo!: We are on the cutting edge of evolutionary biology, but also on the cutting edge of developing new vocabulary. After spending days and days trying to catch lizards, we have developed some new vocab words.