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Bulldog

Bulldog

Came across this bittersweet sight yesterday.

There are a bunch of small caves and cliffs around my creek and I usually check them out when I’m down there because I’ve found tons of bones in and around them in the past.

When I first saw this guy I thought he was alive and just hunkered down in the leaves but it soon became apparent that he had just found a nice quiet place to peacefully slip away some time ago. It was a sad sight but in a way it was actually sort of nice to see one that apparently died of natural causes unlike so many I’ve seen in the past that were killed by vehicles, tractors, lawnmowers, or cruel people with bb guns.

This is another one of those finds that stayed where I found it. Not only are Eastern Box Turtles considered vulnerable by the IUCN* but this fellow just had a really peaceful vibe about him so I didn’t want to move him from his secluded little spot.

Eastern Box Turtles can live between 30-60 years with legends of some individuals living to be well over a hundred years old. I hope this fellow had a good, long life.

*I believe that here in TN at least it’s illegal to possess eastern box turtle parts but I’m waiting to hear back from a TWRA official on that.

Just listed some craft-grade deer skulls (and some other goodies!) in my Etsy shop! Stop by and check them out!

Just listed some craft-grade deer skulls (and some other goodies!) in my Etsy shop! Stop by and check them out!

Anonymous asked: I don't know if someone has already said this but there was a big daddy long leg on the giant leaf above the snake in your video. I would have been terrified of the spider ._.

He just wanted his five seconds of fame, haha. There are loads of those guys around here. :)

My window-climbing ratsnake again. There’s some old tin laying behind the barn so I let him go there. I love it when they do that little tail flicker. :)

So this guy was chillin on the kitchen window just now. Huge gray ratsnake! That window is on the second story but with a little creativity I got him down. I released him down behind the barn so he can catch mice and other critters and hopefully live a long happy life.

I took a video of him too that I’ll post in just a second!

Cow Elk Ivories and a Whitetail Buck with a Canine Tooth

Cow Elk Ivories and a Whitetail Buck with a Canine Tooth

Rottweiler Underbite

Rottweiler Underbite

Well this was definitely worth braving the ticks for today! I was hiking around up in the woods on the other side of my creek when I smelled something very dead so I followed my nose until I found the source. And what a surprise! It’s a big spiny soft shell turtle shell! Only the shell remains, everything else was gone and the carrion beetles were really going after it. It was a few hundred yards from the creek so I imagine it was laying eggs or something caught it and drug it up there.

See that tiny speck on my pointer finger? That’s a tick. Apparently I got into a nest of them down at the creek today because I had a few dozen of those miniscule little twerps on me.

See that tiny speck on my pointer finger? That’s a tick. Apparently I got into a nest of them down at the creek today because I had a few dozen of those miniscule little twerps on me.