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Mike Mars

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About Mike Mars

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  • Birthday 09/29/1977

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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. Gopher Tortoise

    Yes, Gopher Tortoise is the only native Florida tortoise. This is one.
  2. Coopers?

  3. Coopers?

    Flew into a friends car in Texas.
  4. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080311075326.htm
  5. Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa) Here's a fun fact - the rough-skinned newt produces one of the most deadly toxins known on earth. Common gartersnakes eat these newts, storing the toxin in their liver. This renders the snakes poisonous if eaten by a predator. However, the toxin is not concentrated enough to kill a human.
  6. Portland Area Frog

    Yup, Northern Pacific Treefrog.
  7. Yeah, green treefrog. If it's cold they will turn this color.
  8. Western Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii)
  9. Northwestern Gartersnake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
  10. This is a juvenile ratsnake, which are currently in a taxonomic mess. New taxonomy makes this a Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) based on location.
  11. Salamander

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

    Those are bullfrog.
  13. Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
  14. skink

  15. froglet

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