Herps of the CT Red eft, juvenile stage of the eastern newt Eastern box turtle. A harmless garter snake on Brady Mountain. Green salamander mothers guard their eggs and eat the miscarried ones. Garter snakes do possess venom, just such a slight amount that it doesn’t harm humans. Fence Lizard on Black Mountain Carolina anole (anolis carolinensis) Timber rattler (Crotalus horridus) Note that it hides its head in defense while rattling its tail as a warning to us. Carolina anole (anolis carolinensis) We found many American and Fowler’s toads at various locations along the Cumberland Trail. Red salamander (pseudotriton ruber) Ring neck snake (Diadophis punctatus) Carolina anole (anolis carolinensis) Here is a gallery of some herps (reptiles and amphibians) spotted by us on or near the CT.