(Above) A Fishfly: Big Lagoon S.P.
(Below) Pipefishes can be found hiding in Seagrass beds of coastal Parks. Pipefishes
are in the Seahorse family.
(Above) Comb jellyfish can be found in high numbers at times in waters of coastal
State Parks. Their sting is harmless to people.
(Below) A male Broad-headed Skink: Big Lagoon SP.
(Above) A Crowned snake (Tantilla coronata): Tarkiln Bayou Preserve
SP. Crowned snakes are a very small species of snake and only average about 6" - 9" long as adults. They
are a rear-fanged snake and eat a variety of creepy critters such as spiders, centipedes and scorpions! Although
they are small, they hang onto their prey and slowy chew in a mild, toxic salvia into their prey, until the prey succumbs
and can be swallowed!
(Below) An Eastern Mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum) - a tiny post-hatchling only a few hours
old! Big Lagoon S.P. Added 20 August, 10.
(Above) A Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus milarius
barbouri). Despite their smaller size, they can be quite fiesty little rattlesnakes! Big Lagoon S.P. Added 22 Aug., 10.