Fields, open woodlands and agricultural areas. Also found in prairies and other open areas.
Habits and Life History
Breeds April to August in shallow, open wetlands with abundant energent vegetation. Also uses flooded ditches and fields and the edges of weedy lakes and ponds
Prey and Hunting Techniques
Temperament and Defense
State Distribution and Abundance
- Behler, J. L., and F. W. King. 1979 (1987). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd ed. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 743 pp.
- Conant, R., and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed., Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 616 pp.
- Trauth, S. E., H. W. Robison, and M. V. Plummer. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville. 421 pp.
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