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Today we Hiked

Today Glen and I hiked.  It started out easy enough on the Rinconada Trail.  Then we opted to take the Little Arsenic Trail which went down to the Rio Grande River.  Going down was the easy part.  Going back up to the rim….I now know that if I end up in hell, my eternity will be spent hiking up switch backs lugging a ruck sack.  We did manage to get some very nice pictures.

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We spotted a solitary Indian Paint Brush, so naturally I had to take it’s picture.

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Rio Grande Gorge…

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Obligatory selfie….I still look like a happy camper so we hadn’t started the horrible ascent.

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The only wildlife we saw besides a bunch of circling buzzards was this guy.

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We have no idea what typed of plant this is, but we thought it very interesting looking.

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Three Toed Box Turtle

Yesterday, I met up with a friend and we went to Burr Oak Woods Nature Center to walk the trails.  This fella greeted us as we started our trek.

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While looking up information on this turtle I discovered that the three toed box turtle is the official reptile for the state of Missouri.

All Riled Up

I let the dogs outside after a long day cooped up on the house due to the heat.  It only took them a couple of minutes to get into mischief.  They were barking like crazy so I went out to see what all the fuss was about.

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Thankfully it was just a good sized black snake and not a copperhead.

Lounging Lizard

Found this five lined skink lounging on a burned log in the fire pit. Will have to thoroughly check the fire pit next time we use it. Don’t want to burn up any critters.

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Captive Audience

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How she knew, I have no idea, but she ran across the house like her tail was on fire and perched on the back of the sofa.  She sat, ever watchful.

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This is what held her attention captive.  A five lined skink.

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This skink had more problems that being stalked by a cat.  It appeared to have had a run in with a big spider web.

Laying Eggs

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Came across this red eared slider while she was laying her eggs.  She was right next to the road, so hopefully some of her babies will survive and not get run over by cars.

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