Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates with dry skin thats covered with scales or bony plates. 
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Gopher Tortoise Trivia Quiz | What's Wild
Gopher Tortoise Trivia Quiz | What's Wild


The season two premiere of What's Wild looked at a keystone species found in South Carolina’s sandhills. If you caught this episode, about the gopher tortoise who has one of the dirtiest jobs. Scroll...
Gopher Tortoise | What's Wild


Getting their name from their burrowing behavior, gopher tortoises play a vital role as a keystone species in the sandhills ecosystem they call home. It’s here that we will see why these creatures...
Terrapin | The Salt Marsh


The upper surface of the terrapin's shell, called the carapace, is formed of 13 plates, or scutes. Each scute is roughly circular and grooved with rings. Since one ring is formed each year, the age of...
Alligators | The Salt Marsh
Alligators | The Salt Marsh


Alligators are not normally found in brackish or salt water, although they do occasionally swim there. They much prefer freshwater and must return to it to drink. They can reach 19 feet in length, but...
Brodie, Laura | South Carolina Public Radio


"B" is for Brodie, Laura (1908-2004). Herpetologist. Born on a farm in Lexington County, Brodie began collecting snakes and frogs as a young child. By her teens she had converted an outbuilding into...
Pritchard's Island
Episode 2


Pritchard’s Island, which is off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina, is one of hundreds of barrier reef islands scattered along the entire southeastern coast. Pritchard’s Island is only accessible...
Big Bend Tree Lizard | Expeditions Shorts


Patrick McMillan visits the sunny, rocky slopes of Jeff Davis County, Texas, where he shows us the Big Bend Tree Lizard. This lizard is a subspecies of tree lizard, and they are described as “ornate”...