Need help with identifying a reptile or amphibian?

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To improve the identification process, provide the following when possible:

  • Photos
  • Locality (county / town, address is ideal)
  • Place of encounter: Yard, house, pond, woods, etc.
  • Approximate size of the animal.
  • Disposition of animal: Observed, released, killed, etc.
  • If you are a VHS member (not required)

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Please keep in mind that we will respond as soon as possible, but responses may take several hours.

VHS Directory

Office Name Email Address Functions
President Matt Neff All VHS business.
Vice President Travis Anthony VHS business and meetings and surveys.
Secretary Dave Perry All membership and monies questions.
Treasurer Matthew Close Keeping the finances healthy so the organization can achieve its mission.
Journal Editor Paul Sattler For submissions to, or questions about the VHS journal, Catesbeiana.
Newsletter Editor Bonnie Keller For submissions to, or questions about the newsletter.
Education Committee Mike Clifford Public education and community outreach.
Survey Committee Jason Gibson Survey site selection and HerpBlitz planning.
Grants Committee Kory Steele All issues concerning grants.
Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee Larry Mendoza All local and state regulatory issues.
Community Outreach Committee Michael Salotti Memberships and community engangement.
Permits Committee Susan Watson All issues regarding permits.
Online Store Manager Kelly Geer For questions about the online store
Past President Michael Salotti General support for all positions.

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