Texas Garter Snake, Spring Creek Preserve>

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog


                Southern  Copperhead – Fred E. Harris section


Rough Green Snake


Juvenile Blotched Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster). Thanks to Matthew Abernathy for the correction.Education ProgrammerJesse H Jones Park and Nature CenterHumble, TX 77338

Texas Rat Snake about 5′ long

Prairie Creek Park, Richardson, Texas

Western Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma)

National Grasslands nr. Lake Fannin

Thanks to Shaun Hayes for helping to find and identify some of these species.

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
Southern Leopard Frog (Rana utricularia)

Green Tree Frog (Hyla cineria)
Gulf Coast Toad (Bufo valliceps)
Woodhouse’s Toad (Bufo woodhousii woodhousii)
Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeianna)

Green Frog (Rana clamitans) added Aug. 30, 2009

Five-Lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus)

Broad-headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps)
Ground Skink (Scincella lateralis)
Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

Ornate Box Turtle(Terrapene ornata ornata)
Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera pallidus)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta)

Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Common Musk Turtle, aka Stinkpot (Sternotherus odoratus)

Eastern River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)

Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix)
Diamondback Water Snake (Nerodia rhomibifera rhombifera)
Blotched Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster transversa)
Texas Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis annectens)

Lined Snake (Tropidoclonium lineatum)
Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus proximus)
Texas Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri)
Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus)

Rough Earth Snake (Virginia striatula)

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog courtesy of Dallas Morning News.
Helen Jau, Staff Photographer
March 8, 2000

If you identify any frogs or frog calls, please submit date, time, location to Frog Watch, USA. This site also has citizen’s monitoring protocols, field sheets, frog photos, frog calls, and links to other frog sites:
Snake Tracks – The Worlds Largest Snake Enthusiast Website. Visit our site for care sheets, species information, field herping information, breeding, captive care, and our extensive list of snake enthusiast forums.

Dallas-Fort Worth Herpetological Society

Herps of Texas

Texas Amphibian Watch

Amphibians and Reptiles of Dallas County -check list

Reptiles and Amphibians of Dallas Metroplex
Exploratorium Frog Tracker

Frog Watch USA

Frog Web

Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force

2 thoughts on “Herps

  1. I am the Shaun Hayes spoken of above as a contributor to the recorded species found. It has been over 15 years since I had contact with Derek Hill, does anyone know how to reach him? Thank you in advance! Hayeslandscape at hotmail for com is my email address.


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