Wildlife Profile / Snakes of Nevada

Wildlife Profile / Snakes of Nevada

Sidewinder Named for its side-winding locomotion, it is Nevada’s smallest rattlesnake, reaching up to 31 inches in length. Primarily inhabiting valleys and bajadas, a series of backward J or S shapes left in loose sand indicates one has passed by. It will...
Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

DICK GRAVES, NORTHERN NEVADA GAMING PIONEER     Although John Ascuaga has been a gaming innovator in his own right, John has been given credit for many gaming innovation that Dick Graves should be given credit for. Richard “Dick” Graves was a...
Wildlife Profile / Sage Grouse

Wildlife Profile / Sage Grouse

  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Centrocercus urophasianus CLASSIFICATION: Small game bird SIZE: Up to 8 pounds – 26-30″ DESCRIPTION:  Sage grouse are the largest of the North American grouse species. The throat is black with a white collar; yellow-orange eyebrow....
Wildlife Profile / Mule Deer

Wildlife Profile / Mule Deer

  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Odocoileus hemionus  CLASSIFICATION: Big game mammal SIZE: Weight: 125-330 lbs. Length with tail: 50-85″ Shoulder Height: 3-3.5″ DESCRIPTION:  The mule deer has large ears (like those of a mule) and tan to reddish brown fur in...
Wildlife Profile / Desert Tortoise

Wildlife Profile / Desert Tortoise

  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gopherus agassizii CLASSIFICATION: Reptile – lizard SIZE: Adult carapace length – 20 to 36 centimeters Adult weight – 10 to 17 pounds DESCRIPTION: The brown carapace, or top part of the shell, is highly domed and flattened dorsally with...
Wildlife Profile / Pygmy Rabbit

Wildlife Profile / Pygmy Rabbit

Scientific Name: Brachylagus idahoensis Classification: small mammal Size: Body length – about 9 to 11 ½ inches 
Weight – approximately 1 pound Description: The fur is brown to slate gray in color, depending on the season. The ears are short with a white...