American Alligator. Photo by Bill and Sharon Draker, 2009 Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest.


The Foundation’s reptile collection is representative of the Coastal Bend region of south Texas. It contains approximately 489 specimens from 84 different species. Two of the more interesting species in the collection include the Texas indigo snake (Drymarchon corais erebennus) and slender glass lizard (Ophissaurus attenuatus).