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 occur in specific parts of the western United States and northern Mexico.
The entire length of a California Mountain Kingsnake's body consists 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 hold down prey 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 that can also make you sneeze!
The Oregon Spotted Frog is currently very threatened in Washington state, having disappeared from 70-90% of their range.