Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
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
Refuge Manager Modoc National Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 1610 Alturas, California 96101 Phone: 916/233-3572This 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).