Horned lizards are rather toad-like in appearance, hence their Latin name “Phrynosoma” meaning “toad body."
Western Skinks tend to live near water in dry open forests, shrub-steppe, and grassland.
Each time a rattlesnake sheds its skin, a new segment is added to their rattle.
Pacific gopher snake eggs are some of the largest eggs of any snake found in the United States.
Striped Whipsnakes can be found in certain parts of western United States and northern Mexico.
The entire length of California Mountain Kingsnakes consist of repeating bands of red, black, and white.
Desert nightsnakes are often mistaken for rattlesnakes but their venom is harmless to humans.
When threatened by a predator, Ring-necked Snakes will coil their tail and display their bright underside.
Some scientists believe that sharp-tailed snakes may use their sharp tails to help stabilize slugs for capture.
There are many subspecies of Racers, each of which have very different ranges.
The Great Basin Spadefoot can emit a smell when picked up that is similar to peanuts and can make you sneeze!