A List of the Reptiles and Amphibians seen in our Yard

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Gulf Coast Toad
(Bufo valliceps valliceps)

These regularly breed in the pond

Green Treefrog
(Hyla cinerea)

Seen around the pond but don't lay eggs

Squirrel Treefrog
(Hyla squirella)

Heard but not seen

Gray Treefrog
(Hyla versicolor)

Have visited the pond but didn't mate

Southern Leopard Frog
(Rana sphenocephala)

Bred for several years but not lately

Three-toed Box Turtle
(Terrapene carolina triunguis)

A regular visitor. Likes cantaloupe.

Red-eared Slider
(Trachemys scripta elegans)

Have visited the pond and cleaned out the algae. Wish they'd come more often.

Mediterranean Gecko*
(Hernidactylus turcicus)

Wish these would go away

Green anole
(Anolis carolinensis)

Friendly and fun to watch

Five-lined Skink
(Eumeces faciatus)


Texas Brown Snake
(Storeria dekayi texana)

Seen a few times

Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus orarius)

Come to the pond and catches the fish

Eastern Hognose Snake
(Heterodon platyrhinos)

Seen one time in the 1980's

Great Plains rat snake
(Elaphe bairdi)

Seen one time climbing back screen door (2012)

Diamondback Water Snake
(Nerodia rhombifera rhombirera)

Seen a few times at the pond

Texas Coral Snake
(Micrurus fulvius tenera)

Seen in the neighborhood and one time by the back door

Southern Copperhead
(Afkistrodon contortrix contortrix)

Found one in the garage. Took its picture and then encouraged it to leave

* non native