Reptiles – 2007 Checklist
I decided to split up my 2007 Nature Checklist into 5 different categories; Butterflies & Skippers, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals and Birds! Reptiles (6) are the next family in my series of species that I have kept track of within Western New York State.
I did not have as many Reptiles this year as in previous years. Not sure why but just wasn’t my year for Wood Turtles or Spiny Soft-shells. My first turtle for 2007 was a Painted Turtle on the 2nd of May 2007 along ASP Rt. 2. The most common snakes observed this year was the Common Garter Snakes where I had an up close look at one, pooped on by one and then saw one being eaten by the Broad-winged Hawk. I will let Nick show me what a Short-headed Garter Snake looks like so I am not overlooking these guys (and get a lifer mammal)!
Here is my list of reptiles which I have listed in taxonomic order by common name (I would be happy to send you their Latin name for any species in question):
|1. Common Snapping Turtle||4. Red-bellied Snake|
|2. Eastern Painted Turtle||5. Eastern Garter Snake|
|3. Northern Water Snake||6. N. Ring-necked Snake|
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