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The Eastern Narrowmouth Toad, 06 June 2012

Gastrophryne carolinensis, the Eastern narrowmouth toad; Lowndes county, Georgia (06 June 2012). Perhaps the Eastern narrowmouth toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis, is an apt species to introduce to Floridensis on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday. It is, after all, a remarkably plump, little amphibian. I…

The American Green Treefrog, 17 March 2013

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Lowndes county, Georgia (17 March 2013). The American green treefrog, Hyla cinerea, is truly the Kermit of the American southeast. Fairly large (by North American Frogger standards) and quite abundant in certain areas, this is a true sweetheart of…

The Eastern Glass Lizard, 01 October 2012

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard; Lowndes county, Georgia (01 October 2012). The Eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis, is one of several “legless” lizards ranging throughout much of the American southeast. Often confused as being snakes due to their body shape and leglessness, “glass”…

The Peninsula Ribbon Snake, 26 April 2012

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, the Peninsula ribbon snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (26 April 2012). This is a Peninsula ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia. Quite non-novenomous and at times extremely abundant, the Peninsula ribbon snake tends to stick somewhat close to…

The Mottled Dark Chinned Southern Black Racers of South Georgia

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 March 2012). For all the color and pattern variations of Florida’s Eastern garter snakes, Banded watersnakes, Eastern rat snakes, and even Florida cottonmouths, one species that simply doesn’t carry too much variation in…

Licking the Edge of the Taxonomic Fight Club: The Eastern Rat Snake of the Gray Variety (FIGHT!)

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern (gray) rat snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 April 2012). Following up on our last post’s taxonomic mayhem regarding Cottonmouths in Lowndes county, Georgia, here’s another one that tends to ruffle feathers of would-be taxonomists these days: The Eastern rat snakes of south…

A Young Florida Cottonmouth Stays Cool in the Heat of the Taxonomic Debate

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth, aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti; Lowndes county, Georgia (22 April 2012). A few years back, I lived for in Lowndes county, Georgia, for a short spell. About 25 miles north of the Florida/Georgia line, it was a fascinating place to…