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Mike Mars

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About Mike Mars

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  • Birthday 09/29/77

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    I have been studying Herpetology for over 20 years. I have done field work in CT, NY, VT, PA, NJ, MD, DE, SC, NC, and FL. I specialize in turtles, crocodilians, snakes of the genus Lampropeltis, and the herpetofauna of the coastal plain of the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Some of my favorite places to view wildlife are the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Florida Everglades, and the Delmarva Peninsula.

    I currently educate people on amphibians & reptiles through social media as well as in public programs.

    Please check out my facebook page :

    The largest education-based universal wild snake group on Facebook :

    Wild Snakes : Education & Discussion

    P.S. I am also interested in birds! I was heavily into birding for a few years when I was a teenager, and thanks to this forum, I am getting back into it.

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  1. Salamander

    Yes, red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus). A very common woodland species.
  2. tadpole

    Those are bullfrog.
  3. Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
  4. skink

  5. froglet

    This is a newly transformed toad, which are almost impossible to ID at this size.
  6. Pickerel Frog ?

    This is a Southern Leopard Frog. Pickerel frogs are surprisingly absent from most of the pine barrens.
  7. Yes, this is a Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi).
  8. American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus).
  9. Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  10. Eastern American Toad

    You got it. American Toad.
  11. Which frog?

    These can be tough. I believe you are slightly out of range for bird-voiced, so I'm going with gray treefrog. The second one is definitely a gray.
  12. Which frog?

    what county?
  13. Which Lizard?

    Eastern fence lizard
  14. Which frogs?

    Yup. Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans).
  15. Garter snake being eaten

    New Mexico Garter is correct.