Little Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Ferry Dock at Little Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Lodge at Little Saint Simons Island
Little Saint Simons Island
Sunrise bike ride on the beach
Left to right: Gail Vanderpoel, Alison Vanderpoel, Jim Vanderpoel, Patty Barten, Tom Vanderpoel. It was a family outing. With herps.
Why you might choose snake-proof leggings
The island has a large population of Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnakes; they hid in tall grass.
Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake number one
Crotalus adamanteus; found alive in the road (AOR) while cruising in a 4 WD UTV on Mosquito Creek Rd, late afternoon.
Hank Paulson wrangles the EDB
Crotalus adamanteus; no striking, it only wanted to get away.
Eastern Diamondback number one
Eastern Diamondback portrait
Eastern Diamondback number two
Also found AOR while cruising in a 4 WD UTV on South End Road, late morning.
Eastern Diamondback number three
Crotalus adamanteus, found on the north end.
Found AOR on while cruising in a 4 WD UTV on the north end, late afternoon after multiple passes.
Diamondback number three
Left to right: Jim Vanderpoel, Tom Vanderpoel, Hank Paulson
Merrily on his way
Lampropeltis getula, found AOR on the Windmill road in tall grass
Cornsnake, Little Saint Simons Island
Opheodrys aestivus, found in a myrtle bush in the coastal dunes
Pantherophis alleghaniensis, found on the boardwalk to our cabin
Cottonmouth, Little Saint Simons Island
Agkistrodon piscivorus, found AOR while cruising in a 4 WD UTV, north end of Little Saint Simons
Green anole photobombed by the unrelenting mosquito hoard