Wildlife is abundant on Mount Diablo. Coastal black-tailed deer, raccoons, California ground squirrels, eastern fox squirrels, and gray foxes are often seen. Skunks, bobcats, mountain lions, badgers, coyotes, rabbits, hares and many other animals call the mountain home as well. Mount Diablo is known to harbor red-legged frogs, tarantulas, and the rare Alameda whipsnake as well as its cousin, the northern rattlesnake.
Wildlife of Mount Diablo State Park & Vicinity
Featured Articles and Resources
Tarantulas and Insects
per Dr. Philip Ward, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis
Ruby-crowned Kinglet | Mike Woodring
California Red Legged Frog | Michael Marchiano
Tarantula | Ken Lavin