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Snakes
Northwestern Gartersnake

Northwestern gartersnakes are the smallest gartersnake species in Washington.

Common Gartersnake

Common Gartersnake coloration varies based on locality.

Terrestrial Gartersnake

Terrestrial gartersnakes are found in southwestern Canada and western United States.

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

Each time a rattlesnake sheds its skin, a new segment is added to their rattle.

Pacific Gopher Snake

Pacific gopher snake eggs are some of the largest eggs of any snake found in the United States.

Striped Whipsnake

Striped Whipsnakes can be found in certain parts of western United States and northern Mexico.

California Mountain Kingsnake

The entire length of California Mountain Kingsnakes consist of repeating bands of red, black, and white.

Desert Nightsnake

Desert nightsnakes are often mistaken for rattlesnakes but their venom is harmless to humans.

Ring-necked Snake

When threatened by a predator, Ring-necked Snakes will coil their tail and display their bright underside.

Sharp-tailed snake

Some scientists believe that sharp-tailed snakes may use their sharp tails to help stabilize slugs for capture. 

Western Racer

There are many subspecies of Racers, each of which have very different ranges.

Photo of a Northern Rubber Boa snake

Northern rubber boas often curl up into a ball when threatened, looking like a ball of rubber and perhaps a reason for their name.

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