National Park Survey: Horshoe Bend State Park, Alabama
July 11-12, 2002
Dr. Dorcas and Pierson Hill met up with J.D. Willson, Whit Gibbons, Tracy Tuberville, and Kurt Buelman of the Savannah River Ecology Lab to do a two day survey of the herpetofauna of Horshoe Bend State Park in Alabama. Here is a sample of what they found.


Grey Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) Stripe-Neck Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer)
Midland Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis) Yellowbelly Slider (Trachemys scripta)
Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus) Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus)
Kurt with a River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna) Pierson, JD, and Dr. Dorcas with Midland Watersnakes
Pierson with a Redbelly Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster) Large female Redbelly Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster)


Total Species Observed:


Eastern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus)

Redbelly Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster)

Midland Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis)

Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus)

Southern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus punctatus)



Ground Skink (Scincella lateralis)



Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)

Yellowbelly Slider (Trachemys scripta)

Stripe-Neck Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer)

Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)

Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum)



Eastern Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis)

Green Frog (Rana clamitans)

Bull Frog (Rana catesbeiana)

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Grey Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhousei)

Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)

Southern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea cirrigera)

Three-lined Salamander (Eurycea guttolineata)

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