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Reptiles and Amphibians

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Common Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula californiae - Kingsnakes eat other snakes including snakes larger than themselves. Image by Tom Brennan.

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Gilbert's Skink

Eimeces gilberti gilberti; Image by UC Berkeley

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Mountain Yellow-legged Frog

Rana muscosa; They have raspy call that rises at the end. Image by Gary Nafis

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

Crotalus oreganus oreganus - They are on our property and in Yosemite National Park but we have yet to encounter one. If you do please give them a wide berth as they are venomous and dangerous.

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Pacific Chorus Frog

Peudarcris regilla - Their loud call "wreck-eck" is often repeated in large choruses.

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Pacific Gopher Snake

Pituophis catenifer catenifer - A rattlesnake look-alike but the gopher snake is non-venomous. You can distinguish the gopher snake by the clown's tear under the eyes.

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Sierra Fence Lizard

Sceloporus occidentalis taylori; Image by Gary Nafis