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
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.
DFWHS Events: November, 2013
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DFWHS Holiday Party - traditionally, the society has its December meeting on the
SECOND Saturday (at UTA) and the program is usually the viewing of some silly herp-related
movie such as “Frogs” or “Ssssss” which we make fun of in a self-righteous display
of nerdy snark.
The movie or topic for this year’s silliness has not yet been decided - stay tuned!
Come and hear about Nathan’s work with Pan’s box turtle, a critically endangered