8 Sep 2013, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, Lake County
My, what a big tail you have!
Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk.
Coyote Ugly? Only in movie titles. Coyote nice-looking here.
Everybody says the coyotes are everywhere and numerous but I don't see them that often. This one was close by today at mid-day in Rock Springs Run State Reserve.
2 Sep 2013, Black Bear Wilderness Area, Seminole County
"Look Mom, I have two bonus stripes."
Of the three five-lined skinks, the juvenile of the Broad-headed Skink can have seven lines like this one. With a rainbow of colors, the juvenile is pretty attractive also. The adult loses the rainbow.
2 Sep 2013, Wilson's Landing, Seminole County
The prettiest eyes in the animal kingdom.
If this Royal River Cruiser does not have the prettiest eyes, what does?