• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Reptiles

Reptiles of Washita Battlefield NHS (Texas Horned Lizard and Babby Bull Snake)

Reptiles of Washita Battlefield NHS (Texas Horned Lizard and Baby Bull Snake)

NPS Photo

The following reptiles, including three state-listed sensitive species, have been found to inhabit Washita Battlefield NHS: Black Rat Snake, Blotched Water Snake, Kansas Glossy Snake, Northern Earless Lizard, Northern Prairie Lizard, Ornate Box Turtle, Prairie Kingsnake, Prairie Racerunner, Prairie Rattlesnake, Prairie Ringneck Snake, Texas Horned Lizard, Texas Longnose Snake, Western Coachwhip, Western Ribbon Snake

Did You Know?

Pre-dawn Attack

As Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his men rode towards Black Kettle's camp, they endured four days of blizzard conditions. Several troopers were affected by the inclement weather, including field surgeons, Henry Lippincott and William Renicke, both of whom were stricken with snow blindness.