Gabrielle Nicole
Author for A-Z Animals

I'm a freelance writer, visual artist and musician guided by a deep connection with all other beings and the landscapes we inhabit. My best friend is a four-legged, spotted, soft on the eyes, heart of gold with impossibly soft ears and a wicked sense of humor. I had a pot-bellied pig as a pet when I was a child. His name was Beethoven and he taught me animal-speak early on. I am forever grateful.


Male vs. Female Duck Picture

Ducks are called drakes when they are male and females are referred to as hens. If raising backyard ducks, an ideal flock makeup might be three hens on their own,… Read More

By Gabrielle Nicole 2 weeks ago


Garter Snakes In Oklahoma Picture

As one of the most geographically diverse states in the United States, Oklahoma is made up of flat grasslands, forests, marshlands and mountain ranges. The diverse landscape is home to… Read More

By Gabrielle Nicole 6 months ago


Garter Snakes In Kansas Picture

Much of Kansas falls within the great central plain of the United States. The western two-thirds of the state is an expanse of flatlands and gentle rolling undulations of the… Read More

By Gabrielle Nicole 7 months ago


Garter Snakes In Vermont Picture

Vermont’s name is derived from the French words vert, meaning green, and mont, for mountain. The Green Mountains run along the western region from north to south. The Hudson River,… Read More

By Gabrielle Nicole 7 months ago


Garter Snakes In Montana Picture

From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains and the expansive wilderness of Glacier National Park, the landscape of Montana is wild and diverse. Much of the state is sparsely… Read More

By Gabrielle Nicole 7 months ago


Garter Snakes in Maryland Picture

The geography of Maryland is diverse, with marsh-filled coastal plains, wetlands, and farmlands. There are mountains, ridges, forests, valleys, and streams spanning the state. Garter snakes are common throughout the… Read More

By Gabrielle Nicole 7 months ago


9 Spiders That Eat Snakes Picture

Ophiophagy, or “snake eating” is common in the animal world, with mammals, birds, lizards and even other snakes engaging in the dietary practice. But did you know that many species… Read More

By Gabrielle Nicole 8 months ago