Other ‘Backyard’ Wildlife Residents

Besides Osprey Bella & Beau and family, as well as other birds I’ve shared, I thought I’d show some of my other ‘backyard’ wildlife residents around the creek that happened to catch my eye from my balcony.

Diamondback Terrapin turtles are everywhere and fun to capture.  I’ve taken WAY too many turtle photos, lol.

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Diamondback Terrapin Turtle


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Diamondback Terrapin Turtle


When not swimming around, they will find a perch to sun themselves.

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Diamondback Terrapin Turtles


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Diamondback Terrapin Turtle



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Diamondback Terrapin Turtle


I love photographing turtles, they can be quite comical at times.

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“Ha!  Did you doubt I would?”


We even get Snapping Turtles.

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Snapping Turtle


It has been exciting to see Cownose Rays gliding just under the surface many times.

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Cownose Ray


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Cownose Rays


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Cownose Rays


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Cownose Ray


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Cownose Ray



How about a muskrat?  He quickly disappeared as soon as I saw him.




Weeks later, I saw him again or one of his relatives.

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And then there was this snake…..I was glad I was on my balcony.

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Unidentified Snake


Trying to exit to the balcony through my slider one day, this Praying Mantis was watching me through the glass.

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Praying Mantis


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“Hello, may I come in?”


I’ll share a couple more faves I took of the Diamondback Terrapin turtles….

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Diamondback Terrapin Turtles


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“Hello there!”


I don’t think I could ever get bored being on my balcony.   🙂



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