Herpetology at UTPA
The water snake photo was taken by Sarah de la Garza. Dr. Zaidan points out key features on a large female diamondback water snake (Nerodia rhombifer) at Estero Llano Grande State Park.
The bullsnake photo was taken by Justin Martinez.
Dr. Zaidan displays a bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer) that Nathaniel de la Cruz (Spring 2011 HerpMaster) had captured at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands during a class field trip.
The patchnose snake photo was taken by Justin Martinez. Dr. Zaidan poses with a pair of patchnose snakes (Salvadora grahamiae) that were captured by students on a field trip to the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, as graduate student Marilee Hinojosa approaches with a red-eared slider shell (Trachemys scripta).