Western Wildlife Questions: Quiz!

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Wildlife Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Trout fishing is a popular sport in western N.C., where there are three species for anglers to pursue. What is the only native trout found in our state?
    • A. 

      Rainbow trout

    • B. 

      Brown trout

    • C. 

      Brook trout

  • 2. 
    The eastern hellbender, a giant salamander that lives in western N.C. streams, can grow to nearly 30 inches in length. Mountain residents also call it by what name?
    • A. 

      Snot otter

    • B. 

      Slimy snake

    • C. 

      Snot serpent

  • 3. 
    A true mountain dweller, the spruce-fir moss spider is only found at or above elevations of 5,400 feet. This BB-size arachnid is a member of what hairy spider family?
    • A. 

      Tarantula

    • B. 

      Black widow

    • C. 

      Garden spider

  • 4. 
    After a period of decline, the black bear population in western N.C. is on the rebound. About how many black bears are estimated to live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
    • A. 

      750

    • B. 

      1,500

    • C. 

      2,500

  • 5. 
    The European boar was brought to our state in 1912, when several were placed in — and later escaped from — a hunting preserve on Hooper Bald, which is in what county?
    • A. 

      Swain County

    • B. 

      Jackson County

    • C. 

      Graham County

  • 6. 
    At a length of about 20 inches, the eastern spotted skunk is smaller and seen less often than its cousin, the more familiar striped skunk. What nickname does the spotted skunk go by?
    • A. 

      Civet cat

    • B. 

      Speckled polecat

    • C. 

      Wood kitty

  • 7. 
    There are six species of venomous snakes in N.C. One of them, whose scientific name is Crotalus horridus, lives in our mountains, among other regions. What common name does this reptile go by?
    • A. 

      Coral snake

    • B. 

      Water moccasin

    • C. 

      Timber rattler

  • 8. 
    The endangered Townsend’s big-eared bat lives in the caves of only a few northwestern counties. Which one of the following counties is in its range?
    • A. 

      Cherokee County

    • B. 

      Avery County

    • C. 

      Clay County

  • 9. 
    The muskellunge is a voracious game fish that prowls the waters of western N.C. The state-record musky weighed more than 41 pounds and was caught in 2001 at what lake on the Green River in Polk County?
    • A. 

      Lake Adger

    • B. 

      Lake James

    • C. 

      Lake Lure

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