Reptiles and Amphibians
Lampropeltis getula californiae - Kingsnakes eat other snakes including snakes larger than themselves. Image by Tom Brennan.
Eimeces gilberti gilberti; Image by UC Berkeley
Mountain Yellow-legged Frog
Rana muscosa; They have raspy call that rises at the end. Image by Gary Nafis
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.
Pacific Chorus Frog
Peudarcris regilla - Their loud call "wreck-eck" is often repeated in large choruses.
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.
Sierra Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis taylori; Image by Gary Nafis