Up close and personal with an adult female Yellow-bellied Slider. The turtle's beak is chipped from years of use, but its eyes are bright.
Up close and personal with an adult female Yellow-bellied Slider. The turtle's beak is chipped from years of use, but its eyes are bright.
Wildlife

Reptiles

The Yellow-bellied Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) is the most common turtle seen in our swamp. They can live up to 30 years in the wild. Photo: Richard Covey
The Yellow-bellied Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) is the most common turtle seen in our swamp. They can live up to 30 years in the wild. Photo: Richard Covey

Crocodilians

  • American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Turtles

  • Yellow-bellied Slider (Tracyemys scripta scripta)
  • Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinesternon subrubrum)
  • Eastern Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)
  • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
  • Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)
  • Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia)
  • River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)
  • Florida Cooter (Pseudymys floridana)

Snakes

  • Brown Water Snake (Nerodia taxispilota)
  • Eastern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
  • Greenish Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)
  • Banded Water Snake (Nerodia fasciata)
  • Red-bellied Water Snake (Nerodia erthyrogaster)
  • Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)
  • Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)
  • Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)
  • Southern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor priapus)
  • Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis puntatus)
  • Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestrivus)
  • Red Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttatus)
  • Eastern Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
  • Scarletsnake (Cemphora coccinea)
  • Scarlet Kingsnake (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides)
  • Southern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon simus)
  • Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)
  • Eastern Mudsnake (Francia abacura abacura)
  • Harlequin Coralsnake (Micrurus fulvius)
  • Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus milarius)
  • Glossy Crayfish Snake (Regina rigida rigida)
  • Rough Earth Snake (Virginia striatula)
  • Midland Brown Snake (Storeria dekayiwrightorum)
  • Black Swampsnake (Seminatrix pygaea)
  • Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamophis sauritus sauritus)
  • Pinesnake (Piruophis melanoleucus)
  • Rainbow Snake (Francia erytogramma)
  • Eastern Wormsnake (Carphophis amoenus)
  • Mole Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster)

Lizards

  • Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)
  • Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus)
  • Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus)
  • Broad-headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps)
  • Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporous undalatus)
  • Six-lined racerunnre (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus)
  • Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenatus)
  • Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis)

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