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 Post subject: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 12:13 pm 
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Please use this thread to record all species observed or heard in the field during the month of April.

This is to be used as a general list and no photos should be included here. Save the photos for your topics, and more importantly for your database entries.

*REMEMBER: It is our duty as members of N.A.F.H.A. to record all of our finds at http://www.naherp.com .

Be as specific as you feel you need to be in these lists, but please do not be more detailed with specific locales than a county.

When entering your records in the database, the quantity should match the number depicted in the photos.
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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 1:47 pm 
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Location: Pennsylvania- Bucks Co. near Phila.
4-6-12 Bucks Co, Pa. 56 degrees.

2 Copperheads
4 Eastern Garter Snakes

4 Redbacked Salamanders


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 3:09 pm 
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Location: Delmarva
4-7-12 Cecil Co. MD sunny but windy, 65F

1 black rat
1 black racer
1 ringneck

1 green frog
1 american toad
1 redback salamander
TMTC cricket frogs


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 4:44 pm 

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Location: Central Bucks County, PA
April 1 Central Bucks County

1 Spotted Salamander
1 Gray Tree Frog
1 American Toad
1 Two-Lined Salamander
4-5 Redback Salamanders

April 7th Lancaster County - 60 degrees but too windy

6 Eastern Painted Turtles
1 Redbacked Salamander

April 7th Berks County


1 Bullfrog
1 Green Frog
3 Redbacked Salamanders
2 Two-lined Salamanders


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 4:51 pm 
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Location: Pennsylvannia
April 6th Cumberland County PA 56 Degrees

2 Eastern Garters

April 7th Cumberland County PA 58 Degrees

3 Eastern Garters


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 8th, 2012, 11:12 am 
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Location: Connecticut
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Fairfield County, CT

4 eastern gartersnakes
3 spotted salamander egg masses
TMTC american toad larva
2 northern two-lined salamanders
1 spring peeper calling


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 8th, 2012, 5:24 pm 
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Location: Germantown, Maryland
With kirbyl4

Frederick Co, MD
1 Garter Snake
1 Northern Water snake
1 Black Rat snake
2 Unidentified snakes (probably Northern waters)
1 Red backed salamander
1 Spotted Salamander
TMTC Eastern Painted Turtles
A few red eared sliders
1 or 2 Red belly cooters
3 Eastern Snapping Turtles
2 Bullfrogs

Montgomery County, MD
Single flip of a piece of carpet
2 Ring necks
1 Eastern Worm Snake
1 Northern Brown Snake

0 Easter Bunnies


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 9th, 2012, 12:14 pm 

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New Haven County, CT 4/9/12 62 degrees

2 wood turtles breeding (unbelievable find :mrgreen: )
1 monstrous snapping turtle in the same stream/river (at least 15 inches shell length)


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 9th, 2012, 3:31 pm 
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Location: derwood, MD
4/9 MD Montgomery with incuhead2000

5 copperheads
1 racer
1 worm snake
3 northern water snakes
11 ringnecks
2 pickerel frogs
1 green frog
1 broad head skink
7 red back salamanders
1 long tail salamander


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 9th, 2012, 3:39 pm 
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Location: Germantown, Maryland
Montgomery County
AM trip sans kirblyl4

2 Northern Racers, one was AOR the other seen in the field
1 DOA Ribbon Snake
1 DOR Garter

And kirbyl4....I am ashamed you forgot the Rough Green Snake!


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 9:58 am 
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Location: New Yawk
Suffolk County, NY.

4 Red-bellied Turtles
15+ Red-eared Sliders
3 Common Snapping Turtles


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 10:14 am 
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So whats the deal with Red-bellies in NY? Is that a natural pop? Are they an endangered species?


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 10:28 am 
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No one is sure. They are considered introduced, but again, no one is sure.


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 10:55 am 

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Location: Central Bucks County, PA
April 10th, Hunterdon Co, NJ

7 Eastern Painted Turtles
1 Red-eared Slider
1 Common Musk Turtle
1 Red backed salamander
1 Northern Green Frog


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 2:48 pm 
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Location: Pennsylvannia
04-10-12 Cumberland Co. PA

3 Eastern Red-backed Salamanders

1 Common Snapper

Thanks John!


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 7:57 pm 
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Location: Vermont
Here in Vermont, we had some amphibian migrations back during the heat-wave in March but I was out of town. Finally, tonight, I was around for some action!

Chittenden County, VT - 4/10, 8:54-10:48pm (Road Survey)

Spring Peeper - 80 + 24 DOR
Leopard Frog - 1 DOR
Spotted Salamander - 7 + 4 DOR
Jefferson complex Salamander - 1
Eastern Newt - 2 DOR
Wood Frogs - none on the road but a dozen or so calling from pools
Cars - 14
Police cars called to investigate my presence - 1

I'll try to post some pictures in the next few days


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 11th, 2012, 6:49 am 
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roosters977 wrote:
04-10-12 Cumberland Co. PA

3 Northern Two Lined salamanders

1 Common Snapper


Might want to update this ;)


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 11th, 2012, 2:07 pm 
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John Vanek wrote:
roosters977 wrote:
04-10-12 Cumberland Co. PA

3 Northern Two Lined salamanders

1 Common Snapper


Might want to update this ;)


Thanks John!


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 12th, 2012, 9:09 am 
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Location: Rhode Island
spinifer wrote:
So whats the deal with Red-bellies in NY? Is that a natural pop? Are they an endangered species?



John Vanek wrote:
No one is sure. They are considered introduced, but again, no one is sure.


There is an isolated population of Northern Red Bellied Cooters in Plymouth Co, MA that has been established at least for several thousand years (therehave been theories that native americans introduced them ...) ... it is not unreasonable to think the same exists on LI.


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 13th, 2012, 5:38 pm 

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Location: Central Bucks County, PA
4-13-12 (with Doug W.)

Atlantic County, Burlington County, Ocean County, NJ


2-3 Spotted turtles (no photos though)
3 Five Lined Skinks
5-6 Fence Lizards
1 Juvenile Black Racer
1 Worm Snake
2 Eastern Painted Turtles
1 Northern Red bellied Turtle
2 Northern Water Snakes
Several unidentified frogs...
4 Redback Salamanders

Montgomery County, PA
1 Garter Snake
2 Brown Snakes...


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 14th, 2012, 5:39 pm 
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NEW HAVEN COUNTY CT
TMTC PAINTED TURTLES
1 DOR EASTERN MILKSNAKE
1 MUSK TURTLE
1 NORTHERN WATER SNAKE
1 TINY BROWN SNAKE


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 15th, 2012, 2:19 pm 
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Location: Pennsylvania- Bucks Co. near Phila.
4-14,15 Lycoming, Tioga, Carbon Counties, Pa
52-56 degrees and raining.

10 Northern Redbellied Snakes 1 aor
6 Smooth Green Snakes
2 Eastern Garter Snakes
2 Northern Ringneck Snakes
1 Northern Water Snake

6 Redbacked Salamanders
4 Northern Red Salamanders 3 aor, 1 dor
3 Eastern Newts aor, 1 dor
3 Spotted Salamanders aor
1 Northern Spring Salamander aor

3 Northern Greenfrogs aor
10+ American Toads aor
3 Pickeral Frogs
2 + Spring peepers, calling en masse
1 Wood Frog aor


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 15th, 2012, 2:43 pm 
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Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
Mercer County, NJ


2 leadbacks found under logs as usual.


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 15th, 2012, 4:30 pm 
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Location: Germantown, Maryland
Carroll County, MD 4-15-12

1 Red Eared Slider
1 Eastern Snapping Turtle
1 False Map Turtle
11 Northern Ringneck snakes
1 Eastern Garter Snake


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 15th, 2012, 4:55 pm 

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Location: Tabernacle N.J.
Burlington County

1-black racer
1-dor garter
1-spotted turtle
2-stinkpots
too many to count painters and red bellied

off subject but nesting red shouldered hawk


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 15th, 2012, 5:24 pm 
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Location: Rhode Island
Windham County, CT
April 15
70 degrees, Partly Sunny

2 Wood Turtles
1 Ribbon Snake


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 16th, 2012, 12:46 pm 
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Location: New Yawk
Saratoga Co, NY

3 Snappers
25+ Painted Turtles
1 Red-backed Salamander
1 Garter Snake
Calling:
Spring Peepers
Grey Treefrogs
American Toads
Pickerel Frogs


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 16th, 2012, 4:35 pm 
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Location: Pennsylvannia
04-16-12 Cumberland Co. PA

4 Eastern Garter Snakes


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 16th, 2012, 5:04 pm 
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Location: Germantown, Maryland
4-16-12
Frederick County, MD
9 Timbers
Lots of American Toads
2 Eastern Painted Turtles
8 Dusky Salamanders
1 Northern Red Salamander
3 Northern Two lined Salamanders
4 Red Backed Salamanders
2 Pickerel Frogs
1 American Bullfrog

Montgomery County, MD
2 Northern Ringnecks
1 Eastern Milksnake that dove into a hole right after flipped...urgh


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 17th, 2012, 3:41 am 

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Location: Central Bucks County, PA
4/14 Hunterdon County, NJ

3 Snapping Turtles
20 plus Two Lined Salamanders
12 plus Redbacked Salamanders

4/14 Bucks County, PA

2 Northern Red Bellied Turtles
20 plus Eastern Painted Turtles
15 plus Red Eared Sliders
1 Common Garter Snake

4/15 Bucks County, PA

12 Common Snapping Turtles
1 Spotted Turtle
5 Northern Red Bellied Turtles
7 Eastern Painted Turtles
1 Bullfrog

4/16 Bucks County, PA

1 Common Musk Turtle
15 plus American Toads
18-20 Spiny Softshell Turtles
2-3 Northern Map Turtles
1 Northern Red Bellied Turtle
1 Yellow Bellied Slider
5 Eastern Painted Turtles
12 Red Eared Sliders
3 Common Snapping Turtles


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 17th, 2012, 1:58 pm 

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04/17/2012 Hitting 80 degrees by the time I left to go home; a nice day off with lots of success. :thumb:

Explored 2 new locations I've never been to before.

Middlesex County, CT

TMTC Eastern Painters
Numerous American Toads calling
1 Northern Water Snake
1 Eastern Garter Snake
2 Red-Spotted Newts (first time I've seen this species)

New Haven County, CT (a vernal pool complex)

All but 2 of the pools were dried out. 90% of what I found was in one of the pools, which was the larger, deeper pool.
TMTC near hatched spotted salamander egg masses
TMTC wood frog tadpoles (thousands, literally)
TMTC Green Frogs
5 Spotted Turtles (3 basking on logs, 2 basking with carapace showing on top of water vegetation)
1 Northern Water Snake
1 Black Racer? (Slithered away too quickly for me to be able to verify the species)

There is a permanent pond within this vernal pool complex where I imagine is where the spotted turtle hibernacula is.

In that pond:

TMTC Green Frogs
3 Painted Turtles
2 Unverified salamander larvae


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 17th, 2012, 4:00 pm 
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Location: northern Westchester co., NY
Haven't had much time to get out this month

4/16/2012 Westchester county, NY, 1145

85 clear, sunny

1 DOR (sadly, still writhing) large garter

4/17/2012 Westchester county, NY, 1810-1900

78 clear

TMTC peepers calling
5 painted turts
1 Black Racer under AC


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 18th, 2012, 10:39 am 

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4/18/2012 63 degrees

New Haven County, CT

Went back to the Vernal Pools location

What I saw yesterday is now confirmed:

2 Black Racers, had smooth scales (not keen on Racer behavior but they were wrapped around each other; most likely mating. As they unwrapped,
I went in for a closer look and the infamous faux rattlesnake rattle sound could be heard. The sound is very interesting. To the ignorant individual, the sound is indifferent than that of a rattler. They made a very good impression. I tried to grab one as it slithered away, but it lashed out violently, so I stopped.)

1 Spotted Turtle


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2012, 8:10 am 

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Location: Central Bucks County, PA
4-21 Middlesex and Mercer County, NJ (Mostly Middlesex Co.)
20 Northern Red Bellied Turtles
1 Spiny Softshell Turtle
4-5 Red eared sliders
5 Eastern Painted Turtles
1 Common Snapping Turtle
1 Southern Leopard Frog
2 Bullfrogs
2 Redbacked salamanders
1 Northern Water Snake


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 24th, 2012, 4:37 pm 
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Location: Pennsylvania- Bucks Co. near Phila.
4-23- SE Virginia, 4-24 Maryland with Doug Weiss. Part of the time with Brandon Curtis and Ryan Fitzgerald

The weather was horrible, but we did ok.

Frogs
Spring Peepers
Upland Chorus Frogs
Brimley's Chorus Frogs
Northern Green Frog
Southern Leopard Frog
Bull Frog
Northern Cricket Frog
Southern Toad
American Toad
Fowrler's Toad

Salamanders
Southern Dusky Salamander
Southern Two-Lined Salamander
Marbled Salamander

Lizards
Five Lined skink
Broad Headed Skink
Northern Fence Lizard
Ground Skink

Turtles
Spotted Turtle
Eastern Painted Turtle
Eastern Box Turtle

Snakes
Northern Brown Snake
Rough Earth Snake
Eastern Smooth Earth Snake
Northern Black Racer
Northern Copperhead
Eastern Worm Snake
Northern Redbellied Snake
Eastern Rat Snake
Northern Water Snakes
Eastern Garter Snake
Eastern Hognose Snake
Ringneck Snakes


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 25th, 2012, 9:41 am 
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Location: Connecticut
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New Haven County, CT

Quick walk

1 bullfrog
1 northern watersnake


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 26th, 2012, 9:35 pm 

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Location: Central Bucks County, PA
4-27 midnight short road cruise near my home, Central Bucks County

1 Gray Treefrog
2 Bullfrogs
1 Pickerel Frog
2 Red backed Salamanders


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: April 30th, 2012, 2:14 pm 
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Location: Germantown, Maryland
Montgomery County, MD 4-29

2 Northern Watersnakes
Several Ringnecks
1 Eastern Milksnake
1 Queen snake
1 Pickerel Frog
1 Bullfrog
1 Green frog
1 Wood frog
1 Eastern box Turtle
Several Two lined Salamanders
2 Eastern Red backed salamanders
1 Northern Red Salamander


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2012, 12:53 pm 
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
1- Northern Watersnake
2- Green Frogs
1- Pickerel Frog (juvenile)
6- Two Lined Salamanders
3- Eastern Red-backed Salamanders
9- Eastern Garter Snakes
1- Northern Dusky Salamander

These have all been added to NAHERP but I'm going to wait a few more trips to post the photos on here.


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 Post subject: Re: April Species Counts
PostPosted: May 4th, 2012, 5:57 pm 
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Location: Delaware County, PA
Getting here late...

Several dates, all in Delaware County, PA -

4/3:
1 Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

4/7:
1 Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)
1 Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii)

4/14:
2 Red Eared Sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans)
3 Eastern Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)

4/17:
1 Northern Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi dekayi)

4/24:
1 Eastern American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus americanus)

4/26:
1 Northern Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi dekayi)


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