Reptiles

Alligator

Photo Credit: Stolz, Gary M. Alligator Alligator mississippiensis Also Known As: American Alligator Conservation Status: Least Concern Size: Males are larger than females; length between 9 to 20 ft, weighing in at 150 to 1000 pounds. Range: Eastern Texas up … Read More

Copperhead Snake

Photo Credit: Rauch, Ray Copperhead Snake Agkistrodon contortrix Conservation Status: Least Concern Size: 22 to 53 inches long. Range: North America Habitat: Forests, woodlands, mountains regions, swampy areas Diet: Prefers rodents, mice, voles, lizards, birds and insects. Breeding: Springtime; post-hibernation … Read More

Crocodile

Crocodile Crocodylus acutus Also Known As: American Crocodile Conservation Status: Vulnerable Size: Males are larger than females, between 7 to 20 feet long; weighing in between 160- 2000 pounds. Range: Southern Florida to South America Habitat: Swamps, marshes, wetlands, rivers, … Read More

Green Basilisk

Green Basilisk Basiliscus plumifrons Also Known As: plumed basilisk crested basilisk Jesus lizard or Jesus Christ lizard Conservation Status: Not Evaluated Size: 2 to 2 1/2 feet long, weighs up to 7 oz. Range: Central America Habitat: tropical rainforests Diet: … Read More

King Cobra

King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah Conservation Status: Not Listed Size: Can grow to between 10 -12 feet but can also reach as much as 18 feet long and weigh as much as 20 pounds. Range: S to SE Asia Habitat: Forests, … Read More

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina Also Known As: Common Snapper Ograbme Conservation Status: Vulnerable Size: 8 to 18 1/2″ Range: Southern Alberta to Nova Scotia and south to the Gulf of Mexico Habitat: Freshwater with soft mud bottoms and abundant vegetation. … Read More