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The Herps of La Crosse

Living With Herps

Easy Herp Monitoring

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Wisconsin Herps Not Normally Found in La Crosse County
(click on the links to see what these species look like!)


Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
Found in northern and western WI.

Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)
Found in northern WI


Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)
Found in south-western and south-eastern WI.
Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica)*
Found in neighboring counties but not yet reported in La Crosse (Casper 1996).

Western Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus)*
Reported in La Crosse Co. by Vogt (1981), however may no longer exist there.
Northern Prairie Skink (Eumeces septentrionalis)
Found in north-western and north-central WI.

Northern Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwarsi)*
Found in northern, central, and eastern, WI.
Butler's Garter Snake (Thamnophis butleri)
Found in a small corner of south-eastern WI.
Eastern Plains Garter Snake (Thamnophis radix)
Found in Southern WI.
Northern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
Found in small, isolated pockets in southern and eastern WI.
Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus)
Found in small, isolated pockets in central and eastern WI.
Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata)
Found in a small corner of south-eastern WI.

* indicates species that are found in neighboring counties or were historically found in La Crosse Co. that may no longer exist.  Therefore, it may be possible to find these species in La Crosse Co..  If you think you have found one of these herps in La Crosse Co., take several pictures of it, and send the pictures to myself for positive identification.

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