Mount Rainier National Park Reptiles

Reptiles found in the park are, Thamnophis ordinoides (northwest garter snake), Thamnophis sirtalis (common garter snake), Thamnophis elegans (Puget Sound garter snake), Charina bottae (rubber boa), and Elgaria coerulea (northern alligator lizard). There is some question as to the presence of Eumeces skiltonianus (Western Skink) within the park. Parkwide general herpetofaunal surveys were conducted in 1991 and 1992 and focused mostly on aquatic habitats. Open areas and forested habitats were surveyed but to a much lesser degree. Reptile species have also been reported in the parkwide amphibian inventories.

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.