Wildlife of Southern Nevada

Wildlife of Southern Nevada

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Wild Animals of Southern Nevada

Ram of Red Rocks

"I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long..."
(~ Walt Whitman)

The following are some basic principles of wildlife watching and wildlife photography to follow:

• Never approach an animal too closely. Each species has different tolerance levels for interaction with humans. In areas where hunting is not allowed, the animals will be generally much more tolarant of close encounters with humans.

• As you watch animals, look for signs of agitation, aggressive behavior, warning calls or distraction techniques. If you see such signs, you're too close, back away slowly and quietly. Respect their space.

• If you come upon a young animal or eggs, do not touch them! The parent may reject the baby if it smells human odors on its young or in the nest.

Never feed or bait wildlife to lure them closer.
Many people feed wildlife as a form of entertainment. Feeding the wrong diet to a baby animal even for a day or two can permanently damage developing muscles, bones and tissues, making survival impossible. Even feeding supposedly “healthy” food is harmful because it alters the animal's foraging patterns and can cause overpopulation which ultimately will lead to starvation.

Wildlife watching can be an exciting, lifelong pastime.
If you follow these guidelines you will help the wildlife to remain wild for many future generations to enjoy

External Links

Desert USA Website
Mojave Desert Wildlife
Butterflies of North America
All About Birds
Snakes of North America
Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians


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lisae - Jan 18, 2007 12:46 am - Voted 10/10


I have a few images I'd add to this album, but I don't think you have the permissions set correctly yet.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 18, 2007 1:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Permission

I'm sorry, I might have set it up wrong.


lisae - Jan 18, 2007 1:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Permission

I think it is fixed now. It sort of looks like you added one of the objects I wanted to add, the one of the wild burro, and I added the other, the chuckwalla (lizard).

You've taken some great photos.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 18, 2007 1:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Permission

You are very lucky. I have never seen a Chuckwalla in Red Rock even though I hike there a lot in spring time.


lisae - Jan 18, 2007 1:29 am - Voted 10/10


I've seen a lot of them in Joshua Tree, but the coloration is a bit different. We saw this guy on the ledge at Moderate Mecca, while climbing.


Henryk - Aug 6, 2007 7:56 am - Voted 10/10

Lovely Album !

Great album. Your pictures are just beautiful. This is my favourite page. Henryk

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Aug 6, 2007 3:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lovely Album !

Awww, thank you. What a nice thing to say. This album is very special to me because I remember each and every animal I took a picture of.

elecwhit - Feb 20, 2012 11:25 am - Hasn't voted

Photo Submission

I tried to add a few pictures of some sheep viewed on the Colorado River. Not sure whether they made it. Love all the pictures everyone posted. Very nice

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