"Who Am I?", Correct Answer to Question 2: Reptiles

These are reptiles: Northern fence lizard, eastern box turtle, five-lined skink and garter snake.
These are reptiles: Northern fence lizard, eastern box turtle, five-lined skink and garter snake.
 

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These are all reptiles.

Reptiles:

  • Have backbones, scaly skin, breathe with lungs and most have three-chambered hearts (some have four-chambered hearts).
  • The internal temperature of their bodies varies, depending on the environment.
  • Most reptiles lay eggs, but some give live birth.
  • Except for snakes and some legless lizards (all of the lizards in Catoctin Mountain Park have legs), they have paired limbs with claws on their toes.
Reptiles are cold-blooded, secretive creatures. Being cold-blooded requires these animals to regulate their body temperature from the environment, rather than internally like mammals do. All reptiles have distinguishable characteristics of scales, shields or plates and except for snakes and some legless lizards (all of the lizards in Catoctin Mountain Park have legs), they have paired limbs with claws on their toes. Snakes, turtles and lizards (which includes skinks) are the kinds of reptiles found in Catoctin Mountain Park.

Please keep a safe distance from all snakes. All animals, including reptiles, are protected in the park.



Last updated: April 10, 2015

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