Turtles (Order Testudines)

  • Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)
  • Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
  • Slider (Pseudemys scripta)

Lizards (Order Squamata, Suborder Lacertilia)

  • Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus)
  • Broadhead Skink (Eumeces laticeps)
  • Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)
  • Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)

Sceloporus undulatus sunning itself on a fallen log (Berry Reservoir, 3 April 2004)

Snakes (Order Squamata, Suborder Serpentes)

  • Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
  • Northern Water Snake (Nerodia fasciata)
  • Plainbelly Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster)
  • Worm Snake (Carphophis amoenus)
  • Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platyrhinos)
  • Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus)
  • Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata guttata)
  • Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta)
  • Racer (Coluber constrictor)
  • Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)
  • Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus)*
  • Timber/Canebrake Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)**

This list is based upon my own observations, and upon specimens collected by Zvezdana Ukropina-Crawford and John Graham  (collection, Berry College Department of Biology).  This is not a complete list.

* A population of Agkistrodon piscivorus has been identified by Brett Tyler, less than a thousand feet from the campus boundary.

**Both forms of Crotalus horridus are present on campus. Canebrakes are present on the ridgetop of Lavendar Mountain; the more typical timber rattlesnakes are present in the valley.


Last Updated 6 August 2015