Locked Out

A collection of photos of the things I love, my adventures, and interactions with wildlife.

Anonymous asked: How many tattoos do you have? What are they of?

Only one, it’s an ouroboros on my chest but I’d like to have more :]

dumbluck-and-pneumonia:

wesleylock:

Moral of the story, snapping turtles are not cuddly and prefer to be in the water where they can take off your toes in secret without you ever seeing them. 

They’re also endangered so do NOT kill them!

Well, actually this is a Common Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) they are pretty, well…common here. Alligator snapping turtles (Macrochelys temminckii) is only in the most north-west tip of Florida and mostly in Alabama, Louisiana,  and Mississippi. One way to tell is the shell.  An alligator snapper has raised scales on it’s back appearing similar to it’s name-sake the American alligator, while a common has a smooth shell. The other is that the common’s have significantly smaller heads than gator snappers, as seen in the image below. 

Alligator snappers are indeed very endangered and if you see or catch a snapper in an area that they are known to live it’s important to seek proper identification. 

Either way I don’t harm any turtles because they are all my friends and this guy eats out of my hand at our pond. (I have given him the super original name of Bowser) Also my motto is that if it has a spine and I kill it, I eat it, and freshwater turtles taste terrrrrrrrrible.

Anonymous asked: not only are you good looking, but you are very intelligent and have a passion for animals!! I do hope I meet a man like you one day.

haha well then say hi :P

I got a lot of tiny friends.

I got a lot of friends, Yeah I like my friends a lot,

I have a few in the grass, they look up to me. Friends in trees looking down but they don’t judge.

My friends are cool. I got big friends and tall friends and small, small friends that don’t always like the sound of my boots in their house so I take em off.

I got friends in a river by a hill, and under a rock and in that sock I left outside to dry.

I have a few that just sit around and look at me. I don’t know what they think of me.

Some friends took a sandwich from my blanket in the summer to eat the crust. It’s ok, I was full.

We have friends at home, they are warm and make me warm too. When it’s cold, I hold these friends a lot.

My friends don’t say much but they always listen, even if I have trouble talking, it can be hard not everything you say feels nice. They are very polite.

When I was younger I found injured friends, they were sad. Sometimes friends get hurt I guess.

I save my friends when I can. If I can.

Many are fragile, and they break…

I try to fix them but it’s hard, they are not like things, they don’t always go back together.

They don’t know I did it, I don’t care if they do. If I can make them feel good I feel good too.

I saw a boy hurt a friend of mine one day, he said he did it because my friend was gross.

Another boy killed my friend, because it scared him. I don’t see why, he was so small.

A girl told me once that I was weird for having these friends, that they were bad friends, and not real friends at all.

I get angry when my friends hurt, I see it a lot, but no one else does.

Why can’t they see my friends? Why don’t they help my friends? And why..do they hurt them.

Do they have any friends?

I saw a friend laying asleep on the side of the road alone one night in the cold and his fur was wet. He must have been swimming in a red lake because it covered him from head to paw.

He wasn’t moving and I my eyes got wet too, it was a little hard to breath that night but when I got home I hugged my friends real tight and made sure they were ok. I got their fur wet with my eyes but I don’t think they mind.

I hear about friends that have gone away, why did they leave, where did they go?

I hear about places my friends live that they don’t like but they can’t leave. Why can’t they go?

I stopped a boy who tried hurt my friends again. I took the stick from his hand and pointed the loud end at him and made him cry. It made him wet, and cold, and red, and he said help and stop and no.

My friends can’t say help, or stop. My friends can’t say much at all. But I know they want too. .

I know that when they are cold they want to come inside, I know that when they are hungry they need to eat, I know that when you hit them they hurt and sometimes they stop being warm and they don’t want to play anymore.

I know that they need to be free I know that they need to be loved and I know they love me too.

I love my friends very very much. I want to keep my friends here, if you take them away I won’t have anyone to play with anymore, I won’t have anyone to keep me warm in the cold, I won’t have a friend to listen when my words don’t come out so good…..I don’t think i’d like that. 

Please don’t take my friends away from me.

Please don’t take my friends away from each other.   

Attention Herp and Animal Friends!

wesleylock:

Hey guys, Wes here. This time next year I plan on spending some time in Costa Rica filming and looking for reptiles. I would like to know stories and advice of anyone who has traveled to or near there both with the wildlife and people. I want to get as many species as I can on film and would love to learn of any interactions you have had. Leave a comment in my ask or PM me if you have an experience to share. Thank you! 

Also, if you would please share this in case some of your followers have been there. Thank you and I look forward to hearing your stories! 

Anonymous asked: You remind me of Steve Irwin :3

haha this is my favorite compliment <3

I rather like this hat. 

I rather like this hat. 

Hiking some water-features birding with my dad we found a few scaly things too.

       The best thing about fathers is they love you in-spite of your big goofy ears and if they’re my dad don’t yell at you for jumping off a bridge to catch snakes <3 

No it was not character building, it was traumatic and made connecting with other people nearly impossible.

sinewavesandmirrors:

taskscape:

toastedaz:

STRAYA

See Australia is actually concentrated landscape of everything that wants to kill you.

I have legitimately seen all manner of sharks, snakes, spiders and sting-rays in the wild here. Straya.

Sorry but this is an American alligator. (Alligator mississippiensis), and this photo was taken in my city in Florida. 
Also, alligators are quite docile unlike one of the two crocodilians that you find in Australia. And out of those two only the saltwater crocodiles regularly pose a threat to humans. Freshies are big softies :3

sinewavesandmirrors:

taskscape:

toastedaz:

STRAYA

See Australia is actually concentrated landscape of everything that wants to kill you.

I have legitimately seen all manner of sharks, snakes, spiders and sting-rays in the wild here. Straya.

Sorry but this is an American alligator. (Alligator mississippiensis), and this photo was taken in my city in Florida. 

Also, alligators are quite docile unlike one of the two crocodilians that you find in Australia. And out of those two only the saltwater crocodiles regularly pose a threat to humans. Freshies are big softies :3

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Anonymous asked: You are insanely, unreal hot. Like it's not even fair. Hot damn.

haha you think so? that is very sweet :3

There is a great lie that we tell ourselves and others, that- “You can’t expect someone to love you unless you love yourself.”

Nothing. Nothing makes people hate you like loving and being proud of yourself. Loving yourself is not about being loved by others it’s about being happy and proud of who you are often in spite of the jealousy and judgement of people who feel you don’t deserve it. 

Love yourself not to attract others but to have love, because the only love you can feel is the love YOU make for yourself and others.

hunterdirectionerpottergleek:

dr-watsons-lover:

byebyebriar:

adambogert:

rebornica:

sonlco:

eniqmapopstar:

what

WHAT

WHAT

Wait until the ~20 second mark. Trust me.

What.

I CANERT BREWATHE

i’m pretty sure this is how Lucifer got into the Garden

Hey Tumblr, I know a lot of people on this site are animal lovers but maybe not too familiar with reptiles. This snake, a black racer (Coluber Constrictor constrictor) is not flailing about out of natural behavior it is seizing. This snake has either ingested something poisonous or judging from the fact that is it on a dirt road it most likely was hit by a vehicle. Either way the snake in the video is in pain and possibly dying, and while it’s funny out of context this video is just mocking an animal in pain. I ask that the reptile and all animal community share this.

Thank you. 

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Today a friend told me that they didn&#8217;t mind my big ears because foxes have big ears and are still cute. 
Happy Birthday Stevo, I&#8217;ll try to hug as many of the animals as I can today &lt;3

Happy Birthday Stevo, I’ll try to hug as many of the animals as I can today <3