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Idaho’s Reptiles

What comes to mind when you think of reptiles? Dry, scaly skin? Egg laying? If so, you’re correct…mostly. A few of Idaho’s reptiles actually have live young, while most of Idaho’s reptiles lay eggs.

What kinds of reptiles live in Idaho?

Idaho has only one native turtle, the painted turtle. There are several species of lizards and snakes that live in Idaho, so please visit the links on the right to learn more about them.

Reptiles live throughout Idaho. You can spot them scurrying between rocks in Idaho’s rangelands, or slinking up trees in Idaho’s forests. Most of Idaho’s reptiles hibernate, so try looking for them in the spring, summer and early fall.

Horned Lizard
A horned lizard, one of Idaho's reptiles


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Herbivore Mammals

Jackrabbit
Pygmy rabbit
Desert cottontail
Beaver
Eastern gray squirrel
Red squirrel
Chipmunk
Deer mouse
Kangaroo rat
Meadow vole
Mule deer
Elk
Bighorn sheep
American pronghorn
Moose


Carnivore Mammals

Bobcat
American badger
River otter
Red fox
Long-tailed weasel
Coyote
Grizzly bear
Mountain lion


Amphibians

Salamanders

Long-toed salamander
Idaho giant salamander
Coeur d'Alene salamander

Frogs and Toads

American bullfrog
Columbia spotted frog
Western toad
Northern leopard frog
Pacific tree frog
Great Basin spadefoot

Reptiles

Snakes

Painted turtle
Northern alligator lizard
Mohave black-collared lizard
Short-horned lizard
Desert horned lizard
Sagebrush lizard
Western fence lizard
Western skink
Side-blotched lizard
Longnosed leopard lizard
Western whiptail


Bats

Western pipistrelle
Western small-footed myotis
Little brown bat
Yuma myotis
Townsend's big-eared bat
Hoary bat
Silver-haired bat
Fringed myotis
Pallid bat

Sensitive Species (not a complete list)

Greater sage-grouse
Pygmy rabbit
No. Idaho ground squirrel
So. Idaho ground squirrel
Canada lynx
Grizzly bear
Selkirk Mtns. woodland caribou
Kootenai White River sturgeon
Bull trout
Sockeye salmon
Chinook salmon
Steelhead trout
Yellow-billed cuckoo


Birds

Waterfowl
Raptors
Songbirds

Fish