I guess there is a first for everything -> getting hissed on by a Great Basin Gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola) today which I nearly stepped on.

World play on the "ducks in a row on this group of Western painted turtles.The Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the largest subspecies of painted turtle. I found those on one of my favorite ponds closed to Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

Oh my what nails do you have. Perfect pedicure on this Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii).

While not every ones favorite, the Western yellow-bellied racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) is sure a pretty snake. Juvenile have great colour variations while the adult snake is a uniform colour. I have experienced this snake to be very inquisitive.

The image "For Me" of a chipmunk eating breakfast is the 1st place winner in the 2020 SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest. More details can be found here: BC SPCA.

Such a magnificent creature is this Canadian timber wolf, a subspecies of the gray wolf. On a cold moon light winters night I got to hear a pack howl. The Siberian husky that I was walking just sat down and listening intently and shivering all over. What an experience. I have been privileged to see some in the wild, however no camera on hand.