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List of amphibians and reptiles I have observed in for the Great Dismal Swamp and other habitats
- there are many more species.  Names change from time to time and my books are a 
few years old.  For the frogs I suggest purchasing a tape/CD of their calls and go 
out into the field and LISTEN!!

Click on highlighted names to see photographs

  1. [American Alligator] - Alligator mississippiensis
  1. [Canebreak Rattlesnake] - Crotalus horridus
  2. [Eastern Cottonmouth (Water Moccasin)] - Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus
  3. [Copperhead] - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
  4. [Black Rat Snake] - Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta
  5. [Young] - Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta
  6. [Eastern King Snake] - Lampropeltis getula getula
  7. [Northern Water Snake] - Nerodia sipedon
  8. [Feeding] - Nerodia sipedon
  9. young - Nerodia sipedon
  10. Mating Broad-Banded Water Snakes - Nerodia fasciata confluens
  11. Red-Bellied Water Snake - Nerodia erythrogaster
  12. [Brown Water Snake] - Nerodia taxispilota
  13. [Eastern Garter Snake] - Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
  14. Rainbow Snake - Farancia erytrogramma
  15. Louisiana Milksnake - Lampropeltis triangulum amaura
  16. Southern Ringneck Snake - Diadophis punctatus punctatus
  17. Eastern Worm Snake - Carphophis amoenus amoenus
  18. Mud Snake - Farancia abacura
  19. Green Snake (Rough) - Opheodrys aestivus
  20. Eastern Hognose Snake - Heterodon platirhinos
  21. Black Racer (Northern) - Coluber constrictor constrictor
  1. Gray Treefrog - Hyla chrysoscelis
  2. Green Treefrog - cinerea
  3. Squirrel Treefrog - Hyla squirella
  4. Spring Peeper - Pseudacris crucifer
  5. Green Frog - Rana clamitans melanota
  6. Bullfrog - Rana catesbeiana
  7. Southern Cricket Frog - Acris gryllus gryllus
  8. Brimley's Chorus Frog - Pseudacris brimleyi
  9. Souther Toad - Bufo terrestris - Possibly Oak and Fowler's Toads also, I'm not sure.
  10. Southern Leopard Frog - Rana utricularia
  11. Carpenter Frog - Rana vigatipes
  1. Common Musk Turtle - Sternotherus odoratus
  2. [baby Eastern Mud Turtle] - Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum
  3. Eastern Box Turtle - Terrapene carolina carolina
  4. [Eastern Painted Turtle] - Chrysemys picta picta
  5. Snapping Turtle - Chelydra serpentina
  6. [Spotted Turtle] - Clemmys guttata
  1. [Five-Lined Skink] - Eumeces fasciatus
  2. [Red-Backed Salamander] - Plethodon cinereus
  3. Broadhead Skink - Eumeces laticeps
  4. Ground Skink - Scincella lateralis

Note:  I've heard so many reports of cottonmouths or water mocosins, however, I 
rarely see these or other poisonous snakes.  I usually stay on the roads which may 
explain this.  Snakes, as most animals, avoid human contact...they simply try to 
live their lives in the quiet solitude of their habitat.  


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