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Amphibians and Reptiles

The toothless grin of the northwestern salamander is indicative of the amphibian family/Photo Courtesy of Jackson D Shedd
  • Amphibians

    Amphibians, such as this tree frog, are abundant at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Amphibians generally inhabit two worlds – water and land. They lack teeth and claws, and most often have wet, slippery skin. This group of animals includes frogs, toads, salamanders and newts. Amphibians lay soft, gelatinous eggs.

    Discover more about the amphibians of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge…

  • Reptiles

    The common garter snake is one of the few reptiles that call Willapa National Wildlife Refuge "home"/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Reptiles are most often found in warm, dry climates. Their scale-covered, dry skin and claws help distinguish this group of animals from amphibians. Snakes, lizards and turtles are reptiles. Most reptiles lay eggs with leathery shells.

    Learn more about the refuge’s reptiles…

  • Species List

    View a list of reptiles and amphibians that occur on or near the refuge...

Page Photo Credits — Northwestern salamander - ©Jackson D. Shedd, Pacific tree frog - ©Dr. Madeline Kalbach, Common garter snake - © Dr. Madeline Kalbach
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014
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