North American Racer

Subject:  Black Snake Geographic location of the bug:  Goodlettsville TN Date: 04/24/2019 Time: 10:40 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I found this snake yesterday. It appears to living in my rock wall. Should I be scared? I tried to locate it but there is too many that look like it. I have 3 … Read more

Introduced Mediterranean Gecko in Florida

Subject: Weird lizard Location: Jacksonville, FL September 30, 2016 2:26 pm I see more and more of these in Jacksonville, FL. I don’t remember them from a few years ago. Signature: Matt Jenkins Dear Matt, Your lizard looks like the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus, pictured on Wild Florida where it states:  “Mediterranean Geckos are small, … Read more

Southeastern Five Lined Skink

Subject: 5-lined Skink Location: Tampa, Florida May 21, 2016 9:01 pm I saw this interesting little guy in my backyard In August a few years back. I used google and came up with an identity of: Eumeces inexpectatus, the Southeastern five-lined skink. I hope that’s right. It didn’t mind me holding it at all, but … Read more

Six-Lined Racerunner Lizard, we believe

Subject: Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard Location: Tampa, Florida, USA May 11, 2016 8:44 pm I discovered this lizard in my Tampa, Florida backyard. According to wikipedia**, it ventured far! Excerpt: Habitat: The desert grassland whiptail is mostly found in the deserts of southern to central Arizona and along the Rio Grande river in New Mexico. … Read more

More Likely Snake than Legless Lizard, we believe

Subject: Snake, Worm? Location: San Antonio, TX March 29, 2016 11:53 pm I live in San Antonio, TX, and have seen these little guys around my house about 4-5 times now. It’s been around this fall-spring time where the weather is a bit warm or a bit chilly. I thought it was a worm, but … Read more

Spiny Thing from Australia is Leaf Tailed Gecko tail

Subject: What is it? Location: NSW, Australia February 13, 2016 9:53 pm Found this odd looking thing near the house today and we have never seen anything like it. Any ideas? Signature: Freaked out Dear Freaked Out, This does not look like an insect or arthropod.  It look Reptilian to us and we do not … Read more