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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Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
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