Reptiles & Amphibians on Long Island
Long Island is home to a variety of reptiles and amphibians including turtles, snakes, and frogs. All of these animals are ectothermic (cold-blooded) so they get their heat from basking in the sun. Turtles and frogs are omnivores meaning they eat both meat and plant matter while the snakes are carnivores. These animals consume everything from algae, and plankton to fish, mice, and insects. Don’t worry, there are no venomous snakes native to Long Island!