The city girl in me is familiar with squirrels, rabbits and dogs on leashes. Wausaukee does not have dogs on leashes. It does have wild reptiles and amphibians wandering through the yard this Spring.
I was in the currant patch weeding when handsome distance runner yelled from the top of the hill to come and see. Yes, my mellow, nothing excites him Yooper was jumping up and down like a 3 year old in a candy store.
He ran to the house to get the camera and I started to slowly walk up the hill to the garage and the area he was pointing to.
There was a turtle traipsing across the yard. Turtles have a reputation for being slow. This guy had not heard about that reputation. He was quite speedy. It seems this is breeding season and he had plans to find a female, or more.
The turtle does not look all that big until compared to a 2 liter soda bottle.
Look closely at the photo to see the toad. It definitely blends.
Snakes that eat mice and other snakes by the garage is OK.... .
A snake using a hole 5' from the back door is not welcome.
The grass snake (?) below got tangled up in the snake trap under the veranda. He is no longer under the veranda.
Did you happen to notice that none of these snakes look under fed.