Content tagged with "reptile"

A Helping Hand

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Wildlife managers reintroduce collared lizards to restored habitats. More

Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Macrochelys temminckii
In Missouri, alligator snapping turtles are protected, and it is illegal to harvest them. More

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Video of alligator snapping turtles in the wild. More

Amphibians and Reptiles

You know them as frogs, toads, snakes, turtles and lizards. Get acquainted with all of Missouri's fascinating “herps,” including 43 amphibians and 75 species and subspecies of reptiles. More

Back Cover

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"Back Cover" for the May 2003 Missouri Conservationist. More

Black Snakes Banish Rodents and Vipers

I was walking my dog Friday afternoon and stumbled across a huge black rat snake. More

Blanding's Turtle

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Image of a blanding's turtle. More

Blanding’s Turtle

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Emydoidea blandingii
Blanding’s turtle has an oval, moderately high-domed upper shell and a long head and neck. This medium-sized turtle is endangered in Missouri. More

Box Turtles and People

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Three-toed box turtle
Missouri's two box turtles may have thick shells, but they could use a little sensitivity. More

Broad-Banded Water Snake

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People often mistaken nonvenomous broad-banded water snakes for western cottonmouths. In the marsh, these harmless snakes typically eat fish and frogs. More