Green Tree Frog (Hyla cineria)
Barking Tree Frog (Hyla gratiosa).
A barking tree frog (Hyla gratiosa), so called because its vocalizations resemble the bark of a small dog, poised on a lichen (Parmotrema perforatum) encrusted limb. The common name of the lichen is perforated ruffle lichen.
A green tree frog (Hyla cineria) poised on a cattail (Typha sp.) stem. This species is the state amphibian of Georgia and Louisiana.
As gopher tortoise habitat disappears so does the gopher frog, a species dependent upon the burrow of the gopher tortoise for survival. Experimentation with artificial burrows is promising. 072706-434
A squirrel tree frog with its gular pouch inflated, about to call to perspective mates. 073006-054
A backlit bronze frog in the rain.
A juvenile gray rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta spiloides) prowls among limbs and leaves of an oak forest floor.
A gray ratsnake prepared to defend itself.
The intergrade rat snake occurs along the interface of the yellow rat snake range and that of the black rat snake. It displays the blotches of the black rat snake (Elaphe o. obsoleta) and the yellow ground color and four longitudinal stripes of the yellow rat snake (E. o. quadrivittata). Its name is expressed as Elaphe o. obsoleta X Elaphe o. quadrivittata).
A young intergrade rat snake assuming an alert and denfensive posture.
An aggitated yellow rat snake (Elaphe o. quadrivitatta) prepared to defend itself by biting.
A black rat snake prowling among low brances and river cane.
A corn snake (Pantherophis g. guttatus), so called because it was often found around corn cribs, spaces where corn was stored for livestock feed. The corn attracted rodents and the rodents predators.
A juvenile corn snake (Pantherophis g. guttatus).
A speckled kingsnake assuming a defensive posture.
A mating pair of kingsnakes,(Lampropeltis g. getula), encountered on the edge of a cypress pond on the coastal plain of Georgia.
Scarlet Kingsnake (Lampropeltis elapsoides).
An eastern coachwhip (Masticophis f. flagellum) in wiregrass - longleaf pine haabitat.
An eastern coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum) in wire grass - long leaf pine habitat.
A southern black racer (Coluber constrictor).
An eastern garter snake. This one was very aggressive, striking repeatedly.
The bluestripe garter snake is restricted to a portion of the western Florida coastal plain.
Encountered on the beach at Sea Rim State Park on the coast of Texas, this is the subspecies Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake.
The green snake may be difficult to locate in vegetation. It is perhaps the most arboreal of the eastern US species.
A redbelly water snake (Nerodia e. erythrogaster) with bright ventrum seen in spring. This species, like most watersnakes, will defend itself vigorously. It can be mistaken for a cottonmouth water moccasin because the interior of the mouth is white.
A Florida banded watersnake, a subspecies of the southern water snake (Nerodia fasciata) basking on a log.