While in Peterborough for the weekend to move some of my animals i decided to check out a few of my herping spots to see what I can find as there are species there that I have not found in Toronto. The first was my snake spot where I managed to flip an Eastern Garter Snake but noticed some blood on my hands that wasn’t mine so I let him go immediately as I didn’t want to cause any unneeded stress to an injured animal. I then flipped two Eastern Milksnakes, a good sign that the species is breeding in the area, a neonate Garter Snake and as I was about to flip my favourite rock (yes I have a favourite rock) I heard something behind me. I looked to see a White-Tailed Deer had come up to see what I was doing. Such a beautiful and curious animal. It slowly disappeared back into the woods but not before I got some photos. The last snake I flipped was another garter under a rock shaped like the continent of Africa. The rock was rather heavy as I quickly scanned underneath before dropping it. There is rarely snakes under that rock but as the rock was falling I noticed a tiny neonate Garter Snake I had missed. I was so worried I had squished the little bugger but checked and sure enough he was alright. I apologised, got my photos and sent him on his way. I headed next to my Treefrog spot but as I was heading there I heard something in the tree, I looked to see a large porcupine just minding her own business eating leaves. The frog spot was filled with a chorus of calling Grey Treefrogs, I heard some in the trees by the side of the pond so I used a frog call on my phone to see if I can get them to call back. I managed to find one calling only two feet from where I was standing (it’s hard to see through a big net) and got my shots. I checked out the moth spot, an archaeology pot before walking home.
I'm Mac Marzolini and I created this blog for a variety of reasons, the first of course is to open a window into what is happening in my life (cause my grandmother reads this), but also to help myself catalogue some of my favorite photos from my many adventures.