Identifying animals is often easier with photo references. We have quick reference charts as PDFs and as web pages for snakes, turtles, frogs (including toads), and salamanders. Please view or download these; they can help you narrow down the species of animal you are observing.
Click on any of the chart images below to view or download a larger, clearer PDF. Tap or click the title or the word “page” to go to the online reference pages. Clicking on any photo or linked text in the PDF will take you to that species’ webpage for more detailed identification and natural history information.
Note: whether a PDF downloads or appears in a browser tab or window depends on your browser settings. If nothing seems to happen when you click the image, check your Downloads folder. If the file has downloaded to your computer but you prefer to see it in your browser, try using a different browser or changing your browser settings.