Want to go catch turtles?

Come join the Turtle Survival Alliance at Comal Springs on November 7th, 8th, and 9th!

The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group is the official North American research group for the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). This project started in 1999 at a single site in Florida and has grown over the years to include 8 state parks / preserves in Florida, Comal Springs the largest freshwater spring in Texas, Horse Shoe lake in Tennessee a large 40 acre lake, with more sites to come. With sites being planned in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The group’s main focus is longterm population monitoring of freshwater turtle assemblages. Our goal is to study each site for ~25 years to see the changes in turtle populations and communities and to act as an early warning system if negative trends are observed. We capture all turtles observed in our sites by snorkeling or by trap. All turtles are marked with two methods. Standard morphometrics are taken and overall health and damage is ...more ↓

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Texas Rat Snake Pantherophis obsoletus

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kucycads

Date

November 21, 2014

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turtles Order Testudines

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zooga1961

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

sunrise hike to Cattail Pond. red sky overhead, great egret in the pond, what a beautiful morning

song birds everywhere... but camera shy

turtle number 2

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turtles Order Testudines

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zooga1961

Date

November 20, 2014

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sunrise hike to Cattail Pond. red sky overhead, great egret in the pond, what a beautiful morning

song birds everywhere... but camera shy

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turtles Order Testudines

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zooga1961

Date

November 21, 2014

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sunrise hike to Cattail Pond. Foggy sunrise. warm like a sauna but with a cold breeze. Great Egret in the pond, ducks in the pond, and ducks flying overhead

A second turtle in cattail pond

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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zooga1961

Date

November 21, 2014

Description

sunrise hike to Cattail Pond. Foggy sunrise. warm like a sauna but with a cold breeze. Great Egret in the pond, ducks in the pond, and ducks flying overhead

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

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krancmm

Date

November 20, 2014 11:45 AM CST

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Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea

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romeyswanson

Date

November 21, 2014 09:01 PM CST

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After rain

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San Marcos Salamander Eurycea nana

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toby

Date

November 7, 2014 11:12 PM CST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Quick photo and release

toby Project curator ID

Eurycea nana

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

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toby

Date

November 15, 2014 12:27 PM CST

toby Project curator ID

Pituophis catenifer

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Genus Bufo

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cosmiccat

Date

November 21, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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I just found this cute little toad on the sidewalk outside of my apartment. It was released back outside after I took these photos.

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Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

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rlasiter

Date

October 22, 2014 02:00 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Roadkill near front gate.

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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timcole

Date

November 21, 2014 12:14 PM CST

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(Somewhere...)

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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timcole

Date

November 21, 2014 12:15 PM CST

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(Somewhere...)

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Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus

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estephanie

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

cloudy windy night at 9:17pm, toad was standing still on walkway next to wet grass didn't move or blink for a minute. The toad was relatively close to a light pole. Size was about 2.5in length and 2.5in width.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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taogirl

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

weather in the 70s brought them out to sun; looks like a lot of them have moved up to this out of the way pond in the park, away from kids fishing and hooking them

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Diamondback Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer

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chuckd

Date

August 1, 2014

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Texas alligator lizard Gerrhonotus infernalis

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jaredholmes

Date

November 20, 2014 07:24 PM CST

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Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea

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allenbartell

Date

November 20, 2014 07:08 PM CST

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thomasmcdaniel

Date

May 11, 2014 04:26 PM CDT

Description

Was crossing a stream roughly 10 feet away with a fish in its mouth, dived into the stream when it noticed me and swallowed the fish while hiding among the rocks.

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Western rat snake Pantherophis obsoletus

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thomasmcdaniel

Date

May 11, 2014 03:47 PM CDT

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Gulf Coast Toad Incilius nebulifer

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thomasmcdaniel

Date

October 21, 2014 09:01 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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kucycads

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

2 juveniles present in the pond

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta ssp. bellii

Observer

kucycads

Date

November 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Chrysemys picta ssp. bellii

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Pond Turtles Family Emydidae

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genebem

Date

November 20, 2014 09:15 AM CST

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turtle

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zooga1961

Date

October 20, 2013 08:00 AM CDT

Description

turtle in Cattail Pond in the Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas, TX

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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chuckd

Date

August 17, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Sceloporus olivaceus

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turtles Order Testudines

Observer

zooga1961

Date

November 16, 2014

Description

Afternoon hike to Cattail pond, one lone turtle seen at the far end of the pond on this cold afternoon

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 20, 2006

Description

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus atrox
near McCook,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
20 May 2006

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus atrox

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 8, 2006

Description

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus atrox
near McCook
Hidalgo Co., Texas
8 April 2006

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus atrox

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Texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

melodylytle

Date

May 16, 2014

Description

This nine inch lizard seemed particularly rounded. I suspect it was gravid.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Sceloporus olivaceus
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The purpose of this project is to enhance our understanding of the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Texas. Our highest priority is to collect information on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). However, we hope this project will lead to a better understanding of the distribution of all reptile and amphibian species in Texas and we encourage others to use this data for ...more ↓

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