Timber rattlesnake, Oklahoma.
Predators like this rat snake make for a long, tense incubating period for endangered Attwater’s prairie-chickens. Many of the few nests in the wild are destroyed before the eggs hatch.
A big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum shiui) from Asia at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
A baby leopard tortoise (Geochelone pardalis) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
A water turtle in Burwell, NE.
Pond turtle in Burwell, NE.
An ornate box turtle near Greenleaf, KS.
A tortoise at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
A leopard tortoise at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
An ornate box turtle on a farm near Greenleaf, KS.
Jerris Foote of Sarasota’s Mote Marine Lab patrols the beach on Casey Key (south of Sarasota) to tag and measure any nesting female loggerhead turtles.
A painted turtle in Everglades National Park, Florida.
Ornate box turtle in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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