Fox Island Alliance

Reptiles

From “Reptiles of Fox Island 4/79” by T.J.McNitt, Bob Weber, (Lee Casebere) notes

TURTLES (Order Testudines)

Common Name Scientific Name Family Option Comment
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina tm, bw
Common Musk (Stinkpot) Sternotherus ordoratus Found 8/92 in Observation Center Yard
Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene c. carolina Two found in 8/92; One on lake road and one on Upper Dune Trail
Midland Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta marginata tm, bw
Blanding’s Turtle Emydoidea blandingii bw
Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone s. spinifera tm

SNAKES (Order Squamata, Sub-order Serpentes)

Common Name Scientific Name Family Option Comment
N. Banded Water Snake Nerodia s. sipedon tm
Midland Brown Snake Storeria dekayi wrightorum tm, bw
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis s. sirtalis tm, bw
Blue Racer Coluber constictor foxii tm, bw
Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta bw
Eastern Milk Snake Lampropeltis t. triangulum tm, bw
E. Massasauga Sistrurus c. catenatus tm, bw