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Order Family Genus Species Common Name
Crocodilia
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Alligatoridae
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Alligator
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A. mississippiensis
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Alligator
Squamata
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Anguidae
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Elgaria
Gerrhonotus
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E. coerulea
G. Coeruleus
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Northern Alligator Lizard
Phrynosomatidae
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Phrynosoma
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8 Species in US Horned Lizards
Horny Toads
Sceloporus
Spiny Lizards
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S. undulatus
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Eastern Fence Lizard
Polychrotidae
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Anolis
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A. carolinensis
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Green Anole
Boidae
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Charina
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C. bottae
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Rubber Boa
Lichanura L. trivirgata
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Rosy Boa
Colubridae
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Coluber
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C. constrictor priapus
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Southern Black Racer
Diadophis D. punctatus
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Ring Neck Snake
Elaphe
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E. guttata
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Corn Snake or Red Rat Snake
E. obsoleta
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Grey Rat Snake
Lampropeltis
King and Milk Snakes
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L. getula
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Eastern or Common or Chain Kingsnake
Nerodia
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N. sipedon
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Northern Water Snake
Opheodrys
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O. aestivus
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Rough Green Snake
Regina
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R. septemvittata
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Queen Snake
Thamnophis
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  Garter Snakes
Virginia
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V. striatula
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Rough Earth Snake
Elapidae
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Micrurus
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Different species: Arizona, Texas, Eastern Coral Snake
Scincidae
Skinks
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Eumeces
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E. fasciatus
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Five Lined Skink
E. laticeps
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Broad Headed Skink
Viperidae
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Crotalus
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C. horridus
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Timber or Canebrake or Banded Rattlesnake
Testudines
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Emydidae
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Chrysemys
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C. floridana
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Florida Cooter
Deirochelys D. reticularia
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Chicken Turtle
Terrapene
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T. carolina
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Box Turtles
Trionychidae
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Apalone
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A. ferox
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Florida Softshell Turtle
A. spinifera
Trionyx spiniferus
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Spiny Softshell Turtle
Order Family Genus Species Common Name
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Alligator - Alligator mississippiensis

Alligator, Florida
Gator Swimming, Florida
Alligator sunning himself on log. Georgia
There were several batches of baby gators at Shark Valley. The big one is about 14 inches long. Everglades, Florida
Alligator near Sweetwater Chickee, Everglades, Florida, Photo by John

Northern Alligator Lizard - Elgaria coerulea

Northern Alligator Lizard on the road into Cascade Locks, Oregon

Eastern Fence Lizard - Sceloporus undulatus

Eastern Fence Lizard, Pinhoti Trail, Alabama

Southern Black Racer - Coluber constrictor priapus

A Southern Black Racer Snake, Alabama

Ringneck Snake - Diadophis punctatus

Ringneck Snake, Minnesota

Corn Snake - Elaphe guttata

Corn Snake, Alabama

Grey Rat Snake - Elaphe E. obsoleta

Grey Rat Snake, Alabama
Grey Rat Snake's Head, Alabama

Common King Snake - Lampropeltis getula

Common King Snake, Skin Partially Shed, Leeds, Alabama

Northern Water Snake / Midland Banded Subspecies - Nerodia sipedon

A Northern Water Snake, Midland Banded Watersnake Subspecies, Nerodia Sipedon, along Rottenwood Creek. I saw this 5/8 inch diameter, 2 foot long water snake, and another about 1 1/4 inch diameter, 3 1/2 foot one basking in the sun together fairly regularly in November and December, 2009, even though temperatures fell below freezing one day out of 2.
A Northern Water Snake, Midland Banded Watersnake Subspecies, Nerodia Sipedon, along Rottenwood Creek.
A Northern Water Snake, Midland Banded Watersnake Subspecies, Nerodia Sipedon, along Rottenwood Creek.
A Northern Water Snake, Midland Banded Watersnake Subspecies, Nerodia Sipedon, along Rottenwood Creek.
A Northern Water Snake, Midland Banded Watersnake Subspecies, Nerodia Sipedon, along Rottenwood Creek.
Snake skins are inside out, as they are peeled off a snake body like grabbing a tube sock at its top and inverting it as you pull it down. Dwell the cursors in different areas of the skin pictures to see some of the details preserved in this skin: Scales with keels, specially shaped head and belly scales, the coloration pattern of these water snakes, etc.
A Northern Water Snake, Midland Banded Watersnake Subspecies, Nerodia Sipedon, along Rottenwood Creek.

Rough Green Snake - Opheodrys aestivus

Rough Green Snake, Opheodrys aestivus, Georgia
Rough Green Snake, Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia
Rough Green Snake, Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia
Some of this Rough Green Snake's scales were turquiose, perhaps due to damage. Also, there were some brown lines narrower than the scales, and crossing several scales. Maybe these were scratches?

Queen Snake - Regina septemvittata

Queen Snake, Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia
Queen Snake, Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia
Queen Snake, Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia

Garter Snake

Garter Snake, Minnesota

Rough Earth Snake - Virginia striatula

Rough Earth Snake, Marietta, Georgia

Five Lined Skink - Eumeces fasciatus

Juvenile Five Lined Skink, Peidmont, Alabama
Juvenile Five Lined Skink, Marietta, Georgia
Adult Male Five Lined Skink, Marietta, Georgia
May 7th, 2010, Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia
Within a 10 foot by 10 foot area of 1 foot stones along the creek, I saw dozens of these adult male 5 lined skinks with the red head mating coloration basking in the sun and occasionally scuffleing for dominance.

Broad Headed Skink - Eumeces laticeps

Broad Headed Skink, Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia

Timber Rattler - Crotalus horridus

Timber Rattler, Leeds, Alabama
Skeleton of a snake, Florida.

Rubber Boa - Charina bottae

A Rubber Boa Constrictor Snake, California
A Rubber Boa Constrictor Snake, California

Florida Cooter - Chrysemys floridana floridana

Turtle, Alabama

Chicken Turtle - Deirochelys reticularia

Chicken Turtle, Alabama

Box Turtles - Terrapene carolina

These Box Turtles could be found everywhere in the southeast, especially after a rain. Georgia

Florida Soft Shelled Turtle - Apalone ferox

This Florida Soft Shelled Turtle was very friendly and spent much time sniffing my finger and playing with me. Florida

Spiny Soft Shelled Turtle - Apalone spinifera

This Spiny Soft Shelled Turtle was probably laying eggs in the sand bank of Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia, May 4th, 2010

Here Spiny Soft Shelled Turtle crawled up and along the sand bank of Rottenwood Creek. You can see the belly drag marks between the footprints. Marietta, Georgia, May 4th, 2010

Footprints of a Spiny Soft Shelled Turtle in the sand bank of Rottenwood Creek, Marietta, Georgia, May 4th, 2010
Dead turtle on the shore of Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

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The scales on the top of the body of this snake are "Keeled", or have raised ridges down the center of each scale. That's what makes this a "Rough" Green Snake Round Pupils are typical of  Colubrid Snakes. Nostril Nostril Heat Sensing Pit Eye Rattle Inside of Skin over Large Smooth Scales on Top of Head Outside of Skin under Chin Skin from Chin to Lips has Curled Keels are Visible on the Inside of the Skin over the Scales of the Back. Scales on Belly are Full Width Red Pattern Area, Outside of Skin, Keels Visible Tan Pattern Area, Outside of Skin, Keels Visible Tan Pattern Area, Outside of Skin, Keels Visible