Friday, June 4, 2010

Animals of the bay! 湾区的动物!

Today, I'll be showing you some of the animals of Bay Area, California, USA. I will not be posting any bird pictures yet, I'm saving them for another day. Please enjoy.

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Cows can be commonly found on the mountains in the Bay Area. They are not wild, they have owners.

Snakes can sometimes be seen in the Bay Area because of the dryness of the area. The one you see here is a gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer). This kind of snake are not poisonous, but closely resembles rattle snakes. Rattlesnakes are poisonous. How do you tell the difference? Rattlesnakes have a rattle that gopher snakes don't. Rattlesnakes tend to be a bit bigger and slightly different color, and the head is a triangular shape. I'm not an expert at snakes, I suggest you do some Googling and looking around if you are interested.
湾区有时候可以看到蛇因为湾区有些地方是干的。这个是一个地鼠蛇 (Pituophis catenifer)。这种蛇是没毒的可是它跟一个响尾蛇长得差不多。你可能会问这两个蛇有什么不一样呢?响尾蛇的尾巴实惠发出声音来的,地鼠蛇的尾巴不会。响尾蛇除了会比地鼠大一点,响尾蛇的头是想一个三角形。我不是一个动物学家,要是你对这个有兴趣的话,我建议你在谷歌上搜一搜。

If you do some close looking around at Central Park, Fremont, California, you can sometimes spot a turtle. They are usually tiny, you have to be very cautious, or they might swim away fast.
有时候你在 Central Park, Fremont, Califronia, 你可以看见一些乌龟。它们很多时候是小的,你要小心不然他们很快就游走了。

If you looked at my past posts, you probably noticed I post a lot of images from the bay, that is because I live in the Bay Area. If you do visit the bay sometimes, make sure you look around, you'll be surprised at what you can find!