North America - Reptiles & Amphibians

On this page you will find pictures of reptiles and amphibians photographed by me in Arizona, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts and Texas.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Aligator - Aligator
  2. American Crocodile - Spitssnuitkrokodil
  3. Yarrow's Spiny Lizard - Yarrow's Stekelleguaan
  4. Green Anole - Roodkeelanolis
  5. Brown Anole - Bruine Anolis
  6. Cuban Tree Frog - Cubaanse Boomkikker
  7. American Bullfrog - Amerikaanse Brulkikker
  8. Southern Toad - Anaxyrus terrestris
  9. Water Mocassin (Cottonmouth) - Watermocassinslang
  1. Pine Snake (Gopher Snake) - Pijnboomslang
  2. Southern Black Racer - Coluber constrictor priapus
  3. Western Lyre Snake - West-Amerikaanse Lierslang
  4. Common Garter Snake - Kousenbandslang
  5. Red-eared Slider - Roodwangschildpad
  6. Painted Turtle - Amerikaanse Sierschildpad
  7. Peninsula Cooter - Florida Sierschildpad
  8. Florida Snapping Turtle - Florida Bijtschildpad
Aransas State Park, Texas
29 April 2006

American Crocodile
Flamingo, Everglades National Park, Florida
24 November 2012

Unfortunately, I couldn't get closer to take a more decent photo, so the metal bridge is blocking the view somewhat.

Yarrow's Spiny Lizard
Yarrow's Stekelleguaan (Sceloporus jarrovii)
Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
29 April 2008
Green Anole
(Anolis carolinensis)
Corkscrew Swamp, Naples, Florida
21 November 2012
Brown Anole
Bruine Anolis (Anolis sagrei)
Kirby Storter Roadside Park,
Big Cypress National Preserve,
23 November 2012
Cuban Tree Frog
Cubaanse Boomkikker
(Osteopilus septentrionalis)
J.N. "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge
22 November 2012
American Bullfrog
Amerikaanse Brulkikker
(Rana catesbeiana)

Falmouth, Maine
3 August 2015

Southern Toad
Anaxyrus terrestris
Royal Palm area,
Everglades National Park, Florida
24 November 2012

I found this guy sitting on the road during an evening search around 8:30 p.m.
The coloring of this toad is usually brown but can be red, gray, or black.
The two prominent ridges between the eyes ending in conspicious knobs behind the eyes are clearly visible and distinguish the Southern Toad from other toad species.

Water Mocassin (Cottonmouth)
Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
5 November 2006

Pine Snake (Gopher Snake)
Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
29 April 2008

Southern Black Racer
Coluber constrictor priapus
Anhinga Trail,
Everglades National Park, Florida
25 November 2012

These snakes are quite active during the day.
When I picked it up by the tail, it immediately struck at me (fortunately, it didn't bite me!).
This species generally do not tolerate handling and will typically strike and flail wildly every time they are handled.

Western Lyre Snake
West-Amerikaanse Lierslang
Sierra Vista, Arizona
28 April 2008
Common Garter Snake
Gewone Kousenbandslang
(Thamnophis sirtalis)

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
New York
4 May 2014

Common Garter Snakes are highly variable in color pattern. They typically have three light stripes that run along the length of their body on a black, brown, gray, or olive background. They may reach lengths of two feet, but are typically smaller. Although slightly venomous, they are harmless to people.
This is the subspecies Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, aka the Eastern Garter Snake.

Red-eared Slider
(Trachemys scripta elegans)
Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
2 March 2009

There are three subspecies of sliders: the Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), Yellow-bellied Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta, see RoE) and the Cumberland Slider (Trachemys scripta troostii).

Painted Turtle
Amerikaanse Sierschildpad
(Chrysemys picta)
carborough, Massachusetts
22 September 2009

Peninsula Cooter
Florida Sierschildpad
(Pseudemys peninsularis)
Immokalee area, Florida
23 November 2012

The full dark spots on the underside of the marginal help to distinguish it from Pseudemys floridana floridana, which has spots with light colored centers.

Florida Snapping Turtle
Florida Bijtschildpad
(Chelydra serpentina osceola)
Ernest Coe Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Florida
27 November 2012

The very similar Common Snapping Turtle has less scales and spikes on top of the head and its neck muscles are not as strong.
Also, the snout of the Florida Snapping Turtle is more pointed than that of the Common Snapping Turtle.

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