American Eel: Eels are snakelike creatures who live in the water, but the scales are embedded in its skin.
Alewife: Comes from the word Alosa Pseudoharengur. It is 3 to 6 inches. Small and very scaly.
Yellow Perch: It is a animal that lives in fresh water. It's a member of a perch family. It has two separate dorsal fin. It is colored like a bee with yellow and black stripes on its back.
True Jellyfish: True jellyfish have ten long tentacles that have stinging cells that can sting you. It flows like a lava lamp.
Northern Spring Peeper: The Northern Spring Peeper is the smallest frog in the bay area. The color of the frog is dark like a olive and very hard to see in the dark. The frogs is the best known in the bay area.
Northern Black Racer: A Northern Black Racer snake is one of the fastest in the bay. It is a very dark black snake and has bitten lots of people at night.
Northern Water Snake: If you walk around the coast of the Bay you might spot this weird pattern creature in the water, but don't worry this kind of snake won't be poisonous. His bight might hurt, but don't bother it.
Bullfrog: This huge creature is the biggest in North America. Its body is usally saw lots of places in swamp. Its body is green and a weird olive color. You might find babies of these creatures during May and June, but to see the babies it would be rare because the mother is a protective mother.
Green Frog: This frog is very tipical to be saw in swamps and lakes. The frogs about half the size of a bullfrog. Well you might of guessed, but the color isn't green it really is a very dark green like a blue.
Southern Leopard Frog: That frog is a comon sight in the bay regions. To tell if you found one check to see if its underbelly is white. To see one of these babies check the bay waters in early spring.
Pickerel Frog: This weird frog people get see rarely in the bay, but it might occur sometimes. His underbelly is a dark brown, and it is mixed with white. To see if you found one of these check its body for white spots. It has babies during March and May, but to see a baby is rare.
Common Snapping Turtle: This weird turtle prefers slow moving water, and sometimes mud. It is the largest and most aggresive turtle in the bay area. These turtles usually eat plants and tiny fish. Watch out because the snapping turtle can bite very hard.
Eastern Mud Turtle: These turtles, as you would of thought prefers small shallow ditch, swamp and here they like mud in the bay. This turtle is very small, but it is strong because its back shell is very heavy.
Spotted Turtle: This is a well known turtle because it has many yellow spots over its shell. If you stare at it you would think it was old, but don't be fooled of its wrinkles. You can find these babies in the spring and in May.
Eastern Painted turtle: It got its name because all over its shell is decorated with different colors and design. The males have very long fingernails. It has babies during the spring.
Northern Spring Peeper: This frog climbs trees very well in many forests and you might see it climbing on a nearshore boat house. To hear one of the frogs cry they usuakky cry in March and may be in May.
Upland Chorus Frog: This frog is a well known frog because of its song. It sounds like if you were dragging your thumb across a comb. This frog has three stripes on its back. You might notice this frog on the eastern shore only because of its mating.
Northern Cricket Frog: This forg unless other frogs have no padded bottom. You might hear the frog say this in May, "Gick-gick-gick." Its feet are webed. The frog is only found in the bay, and in the SE part of Virginia.
Water Snakes: All types of water snakes live mostly
in the water. They are related to the regular land snake. They
are protected with a layer of skin that helps them in the water.
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