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