The Red-eared Slider above is one of several creatures we encountered at Indian Creek Recreation Area that were not of the avian persuasion. This photo was shot one morning a few minutes after sunrise. This turtle and the other animals shown below were certainly more boring to watch than the birds at Indian Creek but, on the other hand, they were much easier to photograph.
Later that morning, while exploring the hiking trail at Indian Creek, we ran across the Broad-headed Skink pictured below. It moved only an inch or so up the tree while I was near it, so I was able to snap a few photos of it including a closeup.
Finally, here is a well-camouflaged Southern Leopard Frog. I know, I should have lain on the ground for a lower camera angle and a more pleasing perspective. But, dear reader, look at the mud!
These creatures were not unfamiliar to us, for we have members of each species in our yard and pond at home. But it was nice to run into them in a new place.
The locations from which these photos were taken are shown on the map below. Zoom in for more detail.