Western Rat Snake

The Western Rat Snake eats a variety of warm-blooded prey, not just rats as the name implies. Any mammal or bird that is slow enough to catch and small enough to eat is fair game. Bird eggs are also a favorite. While this species usually hunts by actively seeking after prey, it is also opportunistic and is certain… Read More »

Turtle On The Road

The inner layer of a turtle’s shell is made up of about 60 bones that includes portions of the backbone and the ribs, meaning the turtle cannot crawl out of its shell.