Reptiles documented within the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center's property boundaries.
Box turtle
Three Toed Box Turtle on our brick walkway Photo: Mitch Robinson

Strawberry Plains is home to two orders of reptiles found in a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats ranging from permanent ponds, ephemeral pools, sandy-bottom creeks, meadows, woodlands and more. 

SQUAMATA (Lizards & Snakes)

Iguanidae: Lizards
Eastern Fence lizard - Sceloporus undulatus 
Five Lined Skink - Plestiodon fasciatus 
Southeastern Five Lined Skink - Plestiodon inexpectatus
Six Lined Race Runner - Aspidoscelis sexlineata 
Little Brown Skink - Scincella lateralis

Serpentes: Snakes
Speckled King snake - Lampropeltis holbrooki 
Prarie King snake - Lampropeltis calligaster
Black Masked Racer - Coluber constrictor latrunculucs
Eastern Hog Nose snake - Heterodon platirhinos
Rough Green snake - Opheodrys aestivis
Corn snake - Pantherophis guttatus
Gray Rat snake - Pantherophis spiloides
Common Garter snake - Thamnophis sirtalis
Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Cottonmouth - Agkistrodon piscivorus
Mississippi Ring Neck snake - Diadophis puntatus stictogenys
Coachwhip - Masticophis flagellum
Diamond Backed Water snake - Nerodia rhombifer
Plain Bellied Water snake - Nerodia erythrogaster

CRYPTODIRA (Turtles & Tortoises)

Emydidae (Pond & Marsh Turtles)
River Cooter - Pseudemys coninna
Eastern Musk turtle - Sternotherus odoratus
Eastern Mud turtle - Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum
Three Toed Box turtle - Terrapene carolinia triunguis
Red Eared Slider - Tracheymys scripta elegans
Snapping Turtle - Chelydra serpentina

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