|A native Baja California rattle snake, expertly handled!|
Whales, coyotes, dolphins, pelicans, gulls, shore birds, raptors, even one or two shrikes and caracaras — during our trip to Baja California we looked for wild birds and mammals of all types, on land and on the water. It’s much more unusual to see wild invertebrates because they are elusive and mainly nocturnal. However, on the first day of our voyage, before we boarded the ship, we enjoyed a presentation from a reptile expert, who works for a nature center that tries to protect these often-reviled creatures.
|The speaker, Victor Velazquez of El Serpantario Rescue Center, showed us a number |
of species of invertebrates. He and his helpers allowed us to touch the less dangerous ones.
I’m posting this on Friday in order to share with Eileen’s “Saturday Critters” blog party, where one can link to images of domestic animals, pets, zoo animals, imaginary creatures, and wildlife.