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Blacksburg Salamander (Plethodon jacksoni)

Observer

tysmith

Date

October 2020

Description

Lifer. Recently split from Plethodon Wehrlei and named P. jacksoni, but iNat doesn’t have the taxon yet. Only my 5th attempt to find it this year. #119 for VA for my big herp year.

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Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis)

Observer

tysmith

Date

October 23, 2020 01:28 PM EDT

Description

Lifer and herp species #120 for me in VA this year. Found under a rock with a Northern Ringneck Snake.

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Southern Weasel Skink (Saproscincus mustelinus)

Observer

charliev

Date

October 19, 2020 05:26 PM +11

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Ravine Salamander (Plethodon richmondi)

Observer

matt-ratcliffe

Date

October 2020

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Blacksburg Salamander (Plethodon jacksoni)

Observer

matt-ratcliffe

Date

October 2020

Description

Plethodon jacksoni

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Dixie Caverns Salamander (Plethodon dixi)

Observer

tysmith

Date

October 11, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

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Arctic Bell-Heather (Cassiope tetragona)

Observer

arcticory

Date

July 21, 2006 08:50 AM CDT

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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Observer

tysmith

Date

October 2020

Description

Epic Lifer! 2nd VA iNat record. speechless ~5ft shell.

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Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus)

Observer

tysmith

Description

Forgot to add earlier.

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Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis)

Observer

evangrimes

Description

Juvenile, attempted to hide under this leaf once it noticed me

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Restless Bush Cricket (Hapithus agitator)

Observer

lucareptile

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Himalayan Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens ssp. fulgens)

Observer

csanchezj7

Date

January 2020

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum)

Observer

cmstinson

Date

May 23, 2020 05:27 PM EDT

Description

My photo, but captured by another biologist present.

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East African Golden Cat (Caracal aurata ssp. aurata)

Observer

patrickgijsbers

Date

November 2017

Place

Missing Location

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White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Plethodon cylindraceus)

Observer

lucareptile

Date

August 12, 2020 07:44 PM EDT

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Observer

tbjwildlife

Date

August 20, 2020 09:23 PM EDT

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Oceanic Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)

Observer

tysmith

Date

August 2020

Description

3 individuals barrel feeding. These are the farthest northern iNat record at the time. Cindy Hamilton sent me some photos to add to the observation, as my camera was dead and I had to use my phone. Her photos are the last three.

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Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog (Lithobates kauffeldi)

Observer

tysmith

Date

August 4, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

Description

Jumped in car when I opened the door to photograph it... Then it jumped out...

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Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Observer

tysmith

Date

July 25, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

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American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

azgulo

Date

June 15, 2020 05:47 AM MST

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Brown Vinesnake (Oxybelis aeneus)

Observer

dougnaturalist

Date

August 2015

Place

Private

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Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)

Observer

lucareptile

Date

June 13, 2020 07:24 PM EDT

Description

This observation is for the salamander.

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Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Observer

easpears

Date

June 8, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

Description

Found under road bridge in creek...with crayfish. First county record!

Ty's observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49143589

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Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Observer

tysmith

Date

June 8, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

Description

First County Record...

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Smooth Turtle Leech (Placobdella parasitica)

Observer

evangrimes

Date

June 2020

Description

Found on adult painted turtle

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Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

Observer

jtfox

Date

June 3, 2020 06:08 PM EDT

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Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

Observer

lucareptile

Date

May 30, 2020 03:21 PM EDT

Description

Found under a log in an upland area about 300 meters from the nearest pond/vernal pool. There is also a very polluted, fairly fast-flowing creek that is about 1.5 meters wide at its narrowest point between this location and any breeding ponds. There is a paved bridge across the creek, however.

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Oak Toad (Anaxyrus quercicus)

Observer

jtfox

Date

May 30, 2020 01:02 PM EDT

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Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

Observer

tysmith

Date

May 28, 2020 02:34 AM EDT

Description

My first one that I have seen, but I heard one calling from a Home Depot many years ago. I didn’t realize that were this big!

I typically stop at garden centers at night to listen for hitchhikers, as I was hoping to get a Green Treefrog in Prince Edward Co. Over near the rows of mulch in the parking lot, this large frog hopped out, that I assumed was a Bullfrog. After some deliberation, I decided to photograph it, and boy am I glad I did. In the poor lighting, I could tell it was not a Bull and was in a hurry to get away. So, I grabbed it, and when I did it tried to jump, and I made a bad grab, catching the frog between my pinky and ring fingers. I struggled with the animal, as it was able to pull free by grabbing my arm and muscling its way out. Then, when I grabbed it, it stuck down to the asphalt, and I could not pull the front feet up without hurting the frog. After a minute of struggling, I slid my finger under its feet and it latched on and calmed down. I had a pretty good idea what it was by this point, and when I got to the light of my truck, I realized that it was indeed a giant Cuban Treefrog. I believe the nose rub came from our struggle, but it is minor and will heal. After a brief photo shoot, I poured some water in a CritterKeeper that I keep handy for such emergencies, and placed the frog in there. I decided to keep the frog, and I will use it as an education animal. I named it Fidel. It’s not uncommon for this species to hitchhike on garden supplies, and end up way northeast of their invasive range in Florida. I wouldn’t think these would ever establish, but imagine what this beast could eat over the course of a whole summer... I have seen pictures of these eating Squirrel Treefrogs, but those must have been small Cubans, because this one could probably swallow a Squirrel Treefrog quickly and easily with no problem. This could swallow an adult male Gray Treefrog easily.

Then, the frog struck back. I had a gnat fly up my nose, and I nonchalantly wiped my nose with the hand I handled the frog. Big mistake. My nose started burning, and running nonstop. After an hour, it stopped burning, but my nose and upper lip went completely numb. I am just glad I didn’t get the toxins in my eyes, but I want everyone to know, these things are toxic, not life threatening, but no joke. At least at home I keep latex gloves for such species, and these ought to solve my problems for any future interactions.

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Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Observer

evangrimes

Date

May 2020

Place

Iowa, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Flipped under board in shortgrass sand prairie. Went into burrow after I released it. Did not expect to see this species today

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Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Observer

lucareptile

Date

May 24, 2020 09:23 AM EDT

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Southeastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum ssp. subrubrum)

Observer

lucareptile

Date

May 23, 2020 04:12 PM EDT

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Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi)

Observer

evangrimes

Date

May 2020

Place

Iowa, US (Google, OSM)

Description

DOR adult

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Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa)

Observer

dougnaturalist

Date

May 23, 2020 06:11 PM EDT

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Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa)

Observer

tysmith

Date

May 2020

Description

I found 2 breeding locations for these guys tonight. Will post audio later.

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Deirochelyine Turtles (Subfamily Deirochelyinae)

Observer

tysmith

Date

May 21, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

Description

Left Turtle. Eastern Painted Turtle x Common Slider. Probably a Red-eared based on the facial pattern, but maybe Yellow-bellied ssp. for the Slider half. Clear pyramiding on the shell, clear facial fork, and an ear stripe. Clear Eastern Painted head shape, shell shape, and size. The tan stripes on the Painted shell were red on this individual as well.

Turtle on the right: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46892842

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Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)

Observer

tysmith

Date

May 21, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

Description

My day was made.

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Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 16, 2020 02:51 PM CDT

Description

I received a phone call from a friend in Austin this afternoon who told me he had caught a Copperhead in his suburban backyard today and wanted to know what to do with it. He had the snake in a trash bin. Thinking the snake would not fare well if I did nothing, I made the 25 mile drive into Austin to rescue the snake. As soon as I saw the small snake I realized it was a juvenile rat snake (Great Plains or Western?). Anyway, I took the snake back 25 miles out of town to a friend’s 400 acre property and released the snake along a small creek thinking at least the snake had a better chance there than a suburban Austin yard surrounded by streets and traffic and dogs and people with hoes. My wife, Cheryl, was kind enough to hold the critter while I took some shots before we released it. I’m sure some of you herp folks can ID it. Thanks!

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Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa)

Observer

tysmith

Date

May 2020

Description

Whoo!!!

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Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus)

Observer

tysmith

Date

April 2020

Description

Lifer!

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Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii)

Observer

tbjwildlife

Date

April 2020

Description

Major emergence of this species during heavy rain; 50°F is on the cool side for this species to emerge here.

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Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Observer

jtfox

Date

June 2018

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Southeastern Crowned Snake (Tantilla coronata)

Observer

tysmith

Date

April 2020

Description

Lifer. Fell out of a log, as I broke it open.

~6 inches.

Logan’s (@logster) Observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/42705759

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North American Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Observer

tbjwildlife

Date

April 19, 2020 09:25 PM EDT

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Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

Observer

jtfox

Date

April 12, 2020 01:38 PM EDT

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Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)

Observer

easpears

Date

April 2020

Description

Unexpected. Seen crossing the road from a creek to a possible vernal pool. Took a photo with my camera from the car window and then saw a dog messing with the turtle, preventing it from crossing the busy road. I honked at the dog, parked, picked up the turtle, and moved it next to the pool. Only one yellow/orange spot on the clean carapace (accidentally deleted the top-down shell photo). Third county record, but only the second individual. Found about three miles away from the location of the first county record: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9945249.

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Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon)

Observer

tysmith

Date

April 7, 2020 05:17 PM EDT

Description

F.O.Y. Nice specimen with some complete banding. Regurgitated over a dozen American Toad-poles as soon as picked him up.

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White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Plethodon cylindraceus)

Observer

jtfox

Date

April 7, 2020 05:13 PM EDT

Description

Got a pic of the throat to confirm White-spotted Slimy.

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Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)

Observer

tysmith

Date

February 2018

Description

Photo by Evan Spears (@easpears). This was the first county record. Same turtle seen again nearly 2 years later.

Evan’s Observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9945249

The refind: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38548072

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Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Observer

lucareptile

Date

May 12, 2019 01:07 PM EDT

Description

I'm posting a separate observation for each individual.

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Dixie Caverns Salamander (Plethodon dixi)

Observer

lucareptile

Description

I'm posting a separate observation for each individual.

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Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius ssp. barbouri)

Observer

evangrimes

Date

March 2020

Description

Lifer pigmy

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Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Observer

tysmith

Date

August 3, 2019 01:14 PM EDT

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White-sided Jackrabbit (Lepus callotis)

Observer

tbjwildlife

Date

August 2019

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Madagascan Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus)

Observer

dougnaturalist

Date

November 19, 2017

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Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

Observer

tbjwildlife

Date

August 2019

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Cambodian Striped Squirrel (Tamiops rodolphii)

Observer

dougnaturalist

Date

February 20, 2020 03:00 AM UTC

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Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus)

Observer

azgulo

Date

March 24, 2020 08:07 PM MST

Description

Younger example.

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Cantabrian Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ssp. parva)

Observer

jwm57

Date

June 26, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

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Sylhet Common Windmill (Byasa polyeuctes ssp. polyeuctes)

Observer

dougnaturalist

Date

March 8, 2020

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Yonahlossee Salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee)

Observer

rayc21

Date

May 2019

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Anja Reserve Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia brunoi)

Observer

csanchezj7

Date

December 2018

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Observer

jyannick

Date

April 13, 2017 09:30 AM SAST

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California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

June 2018

Place

Private

Description

My lifer ! It crossed a trail in late afternoon , very warm at the time .

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Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa)

Observer

markuslilje

Date

June 29, 2014 09:53 AM SAST

Description

Papua New Guinea

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Phayre's Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei)

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

January 2018

Place

Assam, IN (Google, OSM)

Description

Phayre's Leaf Langur
Location: Forest Track, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 22nd January 2018
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8

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Large White-lipped Frog (Chalcorana megalonesa)

Observer

nedbrinkley

Date

February 7, 2018 06:55 AM EST

Description

About 7 cm, no vocalizations heard. English name appears to be Large White-lipped Frog.