This is a Cuban Tree Frog. (I love his bright color!)
This is an Eastern Garter Snake
This is a Peninsula Ribbonsnake
and a Striped Crayfish snake (I love the color of his belly!)
Same Striped Crayfish Snake, he is a cool snake, and not that common...
A young and nice colored Corn snake
A very pretty juvenile Scarlet Snake
This is a young gopher snake, it was actually found in Utah before we left (oops)
Same Utah Gopher Snake
Same Utah Gopher snake
A Brahminy Blind Snake, this is actually two Brahminy blind Snakes...
A Curly tailed lizard, when they run they curl their tails up over their backs. Makes them look like a scorpion.
A fully grown Green Iguana, it was about 5 feet long including the tail. The biggest one we saw. I climbed up a tree after this guy, he was out on a thin branch about 3o ft up. I climbed as close as I could and then shook the tree branch so he would fall where Jeff was waiting below with a towel to catch him. It was pretty funny and very effective. (I wish we would have had a video camera on them doing this!)
A little closer pic of the old boy.
A pretty green treefrog
A BIG old Florida Softshell turtle. Just be fore he slipped back into the water I ran over and was able to stop him for some pictures (look at his funny snout!)
An eastern Garter Snake
Ring neck Snake (love the bright color!)
A green Iguana, not as big as the other, but more green, and a lot more aggressive, wanted to bite and he was whipping his tail to keep us away.
The same, more green individual
and a close up
Another large Florida Softshell turtle who had a run in with a Gator, you can see where the Gator attempted to take a bite of of him right on the side of the shell!!
(Okay, okay, so this lifeguard station wasn't in the everglades, it was right here in Cali... but they boys actually got in the water with the gators!!! Yes! They ARE nuts!!!)
A pretty big Gator roaming the water. This was taken the night we would wade into the water with flash lights hoping to catch one...
A Gator just relaxing catching some Florida rays
A different and smaller Gator just hanging out
Alligator showing off his big back
And finally after a lot of trying we were able to catch this 8 ft Alligator!
Me and the Gator
Showing his teeth
After cutting the rope, jumping off his back and letting him lose... The rope is not attached to anything anymore, once he opened his mouth again the piece of rope that we had cut lose slipped right out of his mouth
And one last goodbye
When we first pulled him out of the water and onto the shore he was pretty hard to control. We pulled him up on a nearby dock, and jumped on him to tire him out. We tied his mouth shut so we could get some good shots. He was very strong. (If you cover their eyes they calm down some, this one was about 10 ft long and too heavy for them to pick up. Devin said he was about 3' high when they let him go and he walked away!)
Anyway, that's my cute Devin... one crazy boy! Diana and I were glad that he make it home in one piece!!! Too bad they can't make money doing this, they love it so much!