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Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Alturas, California


Reptiles and Amphibians of Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Reptiles usually live on drier sites while amphibians live in water and on land. Both hibernate in winter and are usually seen during spring through fall seasons. most are small reclusive animals not highly visible to the refuge visitor. Snakes can sometimes be seen crossing the roadways. Lizards frequent shrub uplands, while frogs can be found at water's edge.

The following list of reptiles and amphibians has been obtained from A Field Guide to Western reptiles and Amphibians (Stebbins, R.C. 1966)


Reptiles and Amphibians

Great Basin spadefoot toad
Western toad
Pacific treefrog
Bullfrog
Long-nosed leopard lizard
Collared lizard
Western fence Lizard
Sagebrush lizard
Side-blotched lizard
Short-horned lizard
Weatern skink
Western whiptail
Rubber boa
Striped whipsnake
Western yellow-bellied racer
Gopher snake
Common garter snake
Western terrestrial garter snake
Western rattlesnake

For more information contact:
                        Refuge Manager
                        Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
                        P.O. Box 1610
                        Alturas, California 96101     
                        Phone: 916/233-3572
This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1995.  Birds of Modoc National Wildlife 
     Refuge, California.  U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1995.  Birds of Modoc National Wildlife 
     Refuge, California.  U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govmodocmrep.htm 
     (Version 25JAN00).

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