North Carolina Wildlife Pictures and Information

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This page contains pictures and facts about North Carolina wildlife.

Salamanders - "The Appalachian region is well known for the salamanders that shelter beneath decaying logs and leaves."

Source: Reader's Digest North American Wildlife

I have added detailed information on the habitat, food, characteristics and more about the animal that are in the links below. This is a partial list. It includes mammals, snakes and reptiles.


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Wildlife Found in North Carolina and in the Southern Appalachian Area

  • Red Squirrel
  • Gray Squirrel
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Foxes
  • Black Bear
  • White-tail Deer
  • Wild Turkey (seen in many neighborhoods)
  • Skunk
  • Raccoon
  • Opossum
  • Wild Boar
  • Elk
  • Bald Eagle
  • Black Panther (many years ago)
  • Mountain Bob Cat
  • Groundhog (lives on the side of many roads)
  • Osprey (nests found around Fontana Lake)
  • Timber Rattlesnake
  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • Cottonmouth (water moccasin)
  • Copperhead
  • King snake