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Amphibians & Reptiles
Larch Mountain Salamander

Larch Mountain Salamander are found in southern Washington in the Cascade Mountains, and the Columbia river gorge area up to Snoqualmie pass.

Holding Dunn's Salamander.

The Dunn's Salamander is most often found under rocks in wet shaded areas on the edges of streams in forests.

orange and brown Ensatina salamander

Ensatina Salamanders are found west of the Cascade Mountains to the coast in Washington state.

Coast Giant Salamander

The coast giant salamanders are only found in the Pacific Northwest, most commonly near clear, cold mountain streams next to forests.

Placeholder image for Cope's Giant Salamander

Cope's Giant Salamanders usually mature and reproduce in the almost entirely in their aquatic form without metamorphosing into terrestrial adults.

Tiger Salamander

It can often be difficult to find Tiger Salamanders because they spend most of their time buried (up to two feet!) in the ground.

Common Sagebrush Lizard

In addition to sagebrush, they can be found in pinyon-juniper woodlands, open pine forests, and Douglas fir forests.

Long-toed salamander.

Long-toed Salamanders mostly live underground in rodent burrows and can be found throughout Washington state. 

Western Fence Lizard

Western Fence Lizards feed on beetles, ants, flies, caterpillars, and spiders.

Common Side-blotched Lizard

Male side-blotched lizards compete for mates using a strategy that resembles “rock-paper-scissors”!

Tailed frog

Why are frogs so endangered? What eats frogs?

American Bullfrog

Do they live in salt water? How did bullfrogs arrive in Washington state?


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