Garter snakes are common throughout the Refuge/Photo Courtesy of Suzy Whittey

Few reptiles find home in the cool, dampness of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. On sunny days, look for these garter snakes gathering the sun's rays.

  • Common Garter Snake

    Common garter snakes are found inear the Refuge's aquatic habitats/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Usually found near aquatic habitats, the common garter snake is just that, common!

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  • Northwestern Garter Snake

    Northwest garter snakes are most often found near forest edges/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

    Smaller than its close relative the common garter snake, the Northwestern garter is most often found lurking on forest edges.

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