Great Falls Nature Hike – Travel Animal Doctor

Great Falls Nature Hike – Travel Animal Doctor

A family hike to the Great Falls National Park proved to be a successful “Great Falls Nature Hike”. – Travel Animal Doctor Many woodland friends greeted us on our journey on the Great Falls Nature Hike. I enjoyed practicing my photography skills, while my husband and Jade enjoyed a run. Toad The toad in the first picture was fearless. I was able to get extremely close as he sat supremely in his “lair” between two roots of a tree. Skink The second photograph, I was unable to get close. There was a family surrounding the little guy and I did not want to risk scaring it away with a photo, when the family was having fun watching it run around. If you look at the middle left of the picture, at the up ridden tree root/stump very carefully, you may see a very small skink. It was having a good old time running around the fallen tree. Box Turtle Next we came across a box turtle. This turtle was in the middle of the path. Very recently I saw a few posts on found box turtles and turtles with cracked shells and wanted to remind other hikers and nature enthusiasts of the importance to let these box turtles remain in their home range. When turtles are removed from their habitat and brought to someone’s backyard, they will leave as soon as they can to return to their natural home. In doing so, they will cross streets and can easily get ran over by a vehicle, and cannot live with their broken shell. The turtle shell protects their organs, and it cannot...
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