South Carolina Trip- November, 2009


We went on a 3 day trip to Charleston, SC in November, 2009 to hopefully see some wildlife.

We were really busy so only got to go on ONE measly hike  at Middleton Place, but still saw a few common herps.

Our First herp:

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis):

We found this snake sunning right in front of us on the path. He was pretty mad and didn’t feel like letting me take any good pictures of him.

Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus):

Yellow-bellied Sliders (Trachemys scripta) were very common along the edges of the ponds. This one was very brave and didn’t go jumping into the water as soon as you got close enough to take a good picture.

An American Alligator (Alligator missippiensis) trying to look like grass.

A Southern Toad (Bufo terrestris) found under a rotten log:

We found a bird house during the hike and looked inside to see if there was a bird egg. To our surprise there was and egg and a Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea) who was a little crazy and thought he was a bird.

Another Southern Toad flipped under another rotten log:

It was a pretty good trip with a couple of cool herps and a snake.