The following species of  REPTILES may be observed in the Naugatuck River Watershed. Some reside year long, some pass through occasionally and some are seasonal.  The DEEP Wildlife Division biologists Peter Picone, Laura Saucier, Katherine Herz, Laura Rogers-Castro provided the list and Paul J. Fusco DEEP –Wildlife, provided the photos.


Common Snapping Turtle                     Painted Turtle                               Spotted Turtle
Chelydra s. serpentina                         Chrysemys picata ssp.                   Clemmys guttata

Wood Turtle                                         Eastern Box Turtle
Clemmys insculpta                              Terrapene c. carolina

Sternotherus odoratus


Five-lined Skink
Eumences fasciatus

Eastern Worm Snake                        Northern Black Racer                     Northern Ringneck Snake
Carphophis a. amoenus                   Coluber c. constrictor                      Diadophis punctatus edwardssi

Black Rat Snake                              Eastern Hognose Snake                   Eastern Milk Snake
Elaphe o. obsolete                            Heterodon platyrhinos                     Lampropeltis t. triangulum

Northern Water Snake                                 Eastern Smooth Snake                     Northern Brown Snake
Opheodrys v. vernalis                     Nerodia s. sipedon                             Storeria d. dekayi


Northern Redbelly Snake                Eastern Ribbon Snake                      Eastern Garter Snake
Thamnophis s. sauritus                   Storeria o. occipitomaculata            Thamnophis s. sirtali

Northern Copperhead                     Timber Rattlesnake
Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson     Crotalus horridus