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Badlands National Park Reptiles


Blotched Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum melanostictum Year round Uncommon


Great Plains Toad Bufo cognatus Year round Common Woodhouse's Toad Bufo woodhouseii woodhouseii Year round Common Plains Spadefoot Scaphiopus bombifrons Year round Uncommon


Boreal Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata maculata Year round Common Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata triseriata Year round Common Northern Leopard Frog Rana pipiens Year round Common


Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina Year round Rare Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta belli Year round uncommon


Eastern Short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma douglassi brevirostre Year round Rare


Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer Coluber constrictor flaviventris Year round Common Plains Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus nasicus Year round Rare Pale Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum multistriata Year round Rare Bullsnake Pituophis melanoleucus sayi Year round Common Western Plains Garter Snake Thamnophis radix haydenii Year round Common Red-sided Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis Year round Common Prairie Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis viridis Year round Common

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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins

Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.