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Aspiring ecologist. Currently working as an intern at Archbold Biological Station.
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Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) - red eft stage, for sure
It was along a trail at Pettigrew State park in eastern NC, I spooked the mother as I was walking but this little guy ran right up to me checked me out for a second then ran off to catch up with his mom
thanks!, yeah they suck all the air into their lungs and then force it into the air sac under their chin to create the call
Gopher tortoise, (Gopherus polyphemus)
thanks! yea I love these guys, don't see them very often
yea, the colors on this guy are awesome!
Probably a five lined skink (Eumeces faciatus) Possibly a southeastern five lined skink (Eumeces inexpectatus).
Need to have a look at the underside of the tail to be sure.
Yea this guy is pretty typical for racers around here. I hadn't noticed before, but looking back on some of my pics from Florida, they do seem to have a lot more white on their chin. Pretty neat.
Based on the body shape and posture I'd also vote rattlesnake. Not sure exactly which species, but probably Crotalus viridis