||[Sep. 19th, 2007|11:00 am]
Not my photo, but a close match.
Brazos County, Texas
Decided to cross the sidewalk right in front of me. He hit the pavement and hauled ass...or rather tried, he didn't go very fast on concrete. About two and a half, three feet long, in a very wet area. He was moving from the permanent creek to some low cover of yaupon and assorted herbaceous plants. He probably eats the minnows, small fish, and frogs/toads in the creek and pools.
I wish I'd had my camera...this guy was GORGEOUS. Instead of the common yellow in most of the GURS pictures I found, this guy was a screaming neon yellow-green. Absolutely beautiful.