What is a Reptile?


Reptiles include snakes, lizards, crocodilians, and turtles. Reptiles are cold-blooded. (They depend upon their environment to provide warmth.) Most reptiles are egg-layers, although some produce live young. In cold regions, reptiles hibernate. In extremely hot or dry climates, some reptiles will estivate, or go into a torpor. Because they lack internal heating mechanisms, reptiles depend on external heat sources. Thus, you will often find them lying in the sun on rocks and logs. Most reptiles have a three-chambered heart.

Click on the name of the reptile below to see a picture of its tracks and some natural history information about it.


Lizards Snakes
Turtles Gopher Snake
Western Pond Turtle Alligator Lizard
Western Fence Lizard California Kingsnake
Skink Ringneck Snake


Find reptile posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, hats, and more in my new store.

Visit Beartracker's Nature Store at:  Happy tracking!!

What else can you find in the nature store? Beartracker's T-shirts, sweatshirts, journals, book bags, toddler and infant apparel, mouse pads, posters, postcards, coffee mugs, travel mugs, clocks, Frisbees, bumper stickers, hats, stickers, and many more items. All with tracks or paw  prints, or nature scenes. Custom products are available. If you don't see the track you want on the product you want, email me and I can probably create it. Proceeds from all sales go to pay the monthly fees for this web site. You can help support this site as well as get great tracking products! Thank you!


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Also visit these fine stores for more products of interest:

NDN Pride shop - For Indian Pride items for all tribes. Custom items available on request.

ASL Signs of Love - For anyone who uses or is learning ASL, American Sign Language. Custom name items and more are available here.

Get Every Child Outdoors (Get E.C.O.) - My shop dedicated to nature and getting kids interested in nature and the outdoors.

Sales from all stores give commissions to Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den, which helps keep this site online as a free service. We are celebrating ten years online this year!


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Copyright 1997, 2009, 2018. Text and drawings by Kim A. Cabrera

Page updated: March 26, 2018.

Copyright 1997, 2009, 2018. Text, drawings, and photos by Kim A. Cabrera - Desert Moon Design