Some Goings On

April 21, 2014 | Greg Dodge

Just a handful of things that you might want to keep an eye out for while walking along the Outdoor Loop Trail this spring at the Museum of Life and Science.

A Gray Squirrel seems unconcerned with my presence as it munches on some delicacy it found in the receptacle of trash.

A Gray Squirrel seems unconcerned with my presence as it munches on a treat it found in the receptacle of trash.

The Wetlands bullfrog tadpoles from the previous year are becoming frogs.

The Wetlands bullfrog tadpoles from the previous year are becoming frogs.

If you happen to come across a couple fo large turtles "wrestling" around in the water, they're mating.

If you happen to come across a couple of large turtles “wrestling” around in the water, they’re mating (Common Snapping Turtles).

Whenever an “outside” pair of geese fly into the Wetlands, the resident gander takes offensive action towards the intruder. Sometimes a simple flyby suffices to send them on their way. Other times, it may get physical.

The goose on left is taking flight. It is being chased by the one that enters in second frame of this sequence.

The goose on left is taking flight. It is being chased by the one that enters in second frame of this sequence.

A peck on the head and back get the chasee moving even faster.

A peck on the head and back get the chasee moving even faster.

The chaser soon gives up as the chasee heads for the willows.

The chaser soon gives up as the chasee heads for the willows.

Noctrils and eyes only above the water. If you look closely you can see my reflection in the frog's eyes.

Nostrils and eyes only above the water. If you look closely you can see my reflection in the frog’s eyes (Bullfrog).

Enjoy your walk!

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