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    Quote Originally Posted by snakehill View Post
    The "REGULAR" people??? Sorry! Some of us speak English not Latin!
    Latin provided for clarity. So you know exactly what species' I'm talking about.

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    Re: My Herps

    In my country, Czech republic we have some nice herps, but its quite unusual to see them in the wild because most of the species are endangered by destroying of their habitats or by stupid people who are afraid of them, and all herps in my country are protected species.
    I will write the latin name of each species and a Czech-English translation of their common names

    The most common species are

    Lacerta agilis (Common lizard) Soubor:M Zauneidechse2.JPG - Wikipedie
    Anguis fragilis (The ,,blanksnake", its a species of lizard without legs)Google Images
    Natrix natrix (Common grass snake) Google Images
    Zootoca vivipara (The viviparous lizard, its actually ovoviviparous) Google Images

    and the others are

    Lacerta viridis (Green lizard, the biggest reptile of my country, quite rare, I saw it only once in my life) Google Images
    Podarcis muralis (Wall lizard, extremely rare species living mostly in southern Europe) Google Images
    Natrix tessellata (Not sure about the translation probably a something like ,,The flaming grass snake", it lives very similar way as the genus thamnophis, feeding mostly on fish) Google Images
    Zamenis longissimus (The tree grass snake, although its name, its living mostly in rocks very rare species, never saw one myself, the biggest snake species in the country)Google Images
    Coronella austriaca (The smooth grass snake, also quite rare, and I never saw one)Google Images
    Vipera berus (The common viper, rare species, in some places its quite common but people kill hundreds of these each year because of the medial propaganda wich presents them as very dangerous species though its highly protected species )Google Images
    Emys orbicularis (The swamp turtle, very rare and it lives only in southern parts of the country, maybe its already extinct here) Upozorn

    and yes, the introduced red ear slider Trachemys scripta, people buy these in pet shops as cute little ones and when they grow up, they just release them in the closest river or lake, its not sure if it can breed here, but it can survive the winter and we have hundreds of these in our waters

    So, a brief look at the herpetofauna of central Europe with pictures

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    Thank you so much! That Natrix natrix is beautiful!
    Kat
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    This thread is turning out very nice.
    Thank you to all who have posted so far.
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    I am from Michigan and I love any animal. They are all so awesome in many many ways. Here is Michigan Herps
    I wanted to Thank you Steve for your help with the heating pad.

    I have 4 Easterns(mine: Furbie and Whiplash; moms: Diamond and Silky) all are 5 and half months old. So much fun gaters are.

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    Re: My Herps

    I found this Iowa State map listing all the reptiles and amphibians by individual county.
    Should start you out with my county(Pottawattamie)

    Reptiles and Amphibians of Pottawattamie County, Iowa
    Steve
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    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

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    Re: My Herps

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    I found this Iowa State map listing all the reptiles and amphibians by individual county.
    Should start you out with my county(Pottawattamie)

    Reptiles and Amphibians of Pottawattamie County, Iowa
    Pretty cool, but they can add 5 Lined Skinks to Johnson Co. In addition to the garters I saw there a couple years back when I lived there in college, I also saw a skink.

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    Re: My Herps

    I'm sure Jeff LeClair would be interested in that info.
    The following quote is from the Iowa Herp net website:

    "We are always interested in hearing what reptiles and amphibians you have discovered in Iowa. If you have seen snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders or lizards in Iowa lately, or even 50 years ago, we would be interested to hear about it!
    Please e-mail Jeff at: REPTILIA74@aol.com with info. As always, photos - even bad ones - can be very important to help identify species. Reports from the general public are one of the most important means that can help us understand where the state's reptiles and amphibians are found - even sightings of "common" species are valuable!
    THANK-YOU!"
    Steve
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    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

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