Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Red-Bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)
Red-Bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)

Field Herpetology Etiquette

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Field Herpetology Etiquette

Searching for reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitat can be an educational and rewarding pastime. However, over-collecting for the pet trade, habitat destruction, and emerging diseases are all very real threats to our herpetological fauna. Before you venture out, please consider the following tips. It is our responsibility to protect both the animals and their habitat.