There is never a shortage of reptiles at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. From snakes to box turtles, there is so much to see and learn about these creatures. Did you know several native, non-venomous snakes are on exhibit at CNC? Learn how the corn snake got its name and why we have Florida pine snakes in Georgia. Also, learn all about the many hard-shelled creatures like the eastern box turtle, the only land turtle in the northern half of Georgia. They can live more than 75 years and only travel 5 miles their whole life!
What makes a Reptile Unique
>> They are ectothermic (cold-blooded, rely on their environment to maintain body temperature)
>> They shed their dry, scaly skin as they grow
>> Some lay eggs and others give live birth
>> The babies often look like miniature adult versions