Learn about reptiles that can be found in the cove forest.

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Copperhead | The Cove Forest
Copperhead | The Cove Forest

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(Agkistrodon contortrix) The copperhead is the primary poisonous snake in the cove forest. The pit located on each side of the head between the eye and the nasal opening is a heat sensor. The prey...
Eastern Box Turtle | The Cove Forest
Eastern Box Turtle | The Cove Forest

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(Terrapene carolina) This turtle is very common and is highly terrestrial. The males have red eyes and the bottom of the shell (plastron) is scoped out; while the females have brown/yellow eyes and a...
Eastern Garter Snake | The Cove Forest
Eastern Garter Snake | The Cove Forest

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(Thamnophis sirtalis) This snake has a wide geographic range and is the only snake that extends its range into the northern reaches of Canada. Frogs and salamanders are the primary prey of the garter...
Northern Water Snake | The Cove Forest
Northern Water Snake | The Cove Forest

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(Nerodia sipedon) This aquatic snake is usually found in slow moving bodies of water. This snake is often found basking on logs in the water or on rocks close to the body of water. Fish and amphibians...
Rat Snake | The Cove Forest
Rat Snake | The Cove Forest

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(Elaphe obsoleta) The rat snake is one of the most diurnal of snakes found in the cove forest. This snake is a very adept climber and is frequently found climbing trees and nesting in tree cavities...
Ringneck Snake | The Cove Forest
Ringneck Snake | The Cove Forest

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(Diadophis punctatus) The ringneck is very secretive and highly nocturnal. They are found under logs and rocks in moist areas. Earthworms and small salamanders are their chief prey.