Reptiles of TGO and Central Florida


The TGO Nature Center is proud to present an educational series about some of the reptiles you will find at TGO and Central Florida.

The articles which have (a Page From Nature) next to the title are articles written in the early 2000’s primarily by a former resident, Linda Adams.  These articles are just as relevant today as they were when they were first written.

Check back often as we will be adding more articles about our reptiles!

Click on a title below to learn more about a specific topic.

American Alligator (a Page From Nature)

Diamondback Rattlesnakes

Love Is In The Air – Alligator Love That Is

Please Do Not Feed The Alligators!

Please Do Not Molest Gopher Tortoises!

Sea Turtle Nesting

Snake Eating Itself

Snapping Turtle (a Page From Nature)

Southern Black Racer Snake

The Green Anole (a Page From Nature)

The Importance of Snakes


TGO Nature Center – “Living in Harmony with Nature

Contact Us

To reserve the meeting room, contact:

Josiah Monk at Recreation Services for reservations on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Loretta Anne’ for all other times.