Reptiles & Amphibians
Oklahoma Reptiles & Amphibians
Most people fear them, but snakes Play a vital role in keeping the rat, nice, insects, and other vermin in check. NEVER handle a snake! They can all bite and some are highly poisonous. Rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths are all native to Oklahoma.
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Lizards & Skinks
A challenge to photograph, lizards are fast on their feet and can disappear in the blink of an eye. Fast shutter speeds are crucial for sharp pictures. I find medium telephotos in the 200mm - 40mm range work great. For smaller lizards add an extension tube.
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Frogs & Toads
Frogs and toads are a key environmental indicator. This means whatever happens to them could happen to us on down the road. These guys eat tons of bugs and help keep our gardens free of pests.
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We are all familiar with turtles. Turtles can be found in just about all types of ecosystems from forests to deserts. They can be found on land in ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers.
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Due to conservation efforts the American Alligator has made a remarkable comeback in its native habitat. In some areas they are considered pests. They can be found in southeastern Oklahoma, but have tuned up in random locations as well.
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