To promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, to encourage respect for their habitats, and to foster responsible captive care.






In The Field



Welcome to the DFW Herpetological Society website! We invite you to learn about our society, the benefits of membership, our monthly programs, educational events, field trips, or just learn a few things about the reptiles and amphibians that are our focus.

Need to identify a snake you’ve seen?  Click here for a guide to identifying venomous snakes of north Texas.

The Texas rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus) is one of the more common large snakes in north Texas. It is a harmless snake that grows to about four to six feet in length - and the record length is a little over 7 feet! Because these snakes are excellent climbers, they may follow creeks through residential neighborhoods and are sometimes discovered by frightened or concerned homeowners. Their diet includes rats and mice, and since they are non-venomous, they are valuable snakes to have around.

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Carl Franklin will be entertaining us with a cool turtle talk!

More Information to come!

DFWHS January Meeting Information.


  Please join us on December 17th at 7:00 PM for our Christmas Party

We will be playing a fun movie with herps in it.