favorite reptile (non-snake) - #9
in some cases, i'll just never get sick of finding animals close to home. some are just too nice, and i hope i never take them for granted. such is the case with the terrapins you can find in brackish water along the jersey coast. the adults can be extremely variable, but when you find a stunner, it can rival any turtle in the u.s. *i'm gonna cheat a bit, and include the baby i found right near this gorgeous adult.