Because they require clean water to breathe, hunt, and reproduce, amphibians are an indicator of water quality in the park. The park is home to salamanders, snakes, and lizards.
Reptiles of Rock Creek Park
Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Common Amphibians of Rock Creek Park
Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
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Last updated: May 10, 2019