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The Herps of La Crosse

Living With Herps

Easy Herp Monitoring

Herps as Pets

General Herp Info

Suggested Reading and Bibliography


About Me and Contact Info

Amphibians and Reptiles Protected By Law in Wisconsin

These species cannot be harmed or collected within Wisconsin!
The killing of species listed as "Protected" or "Threatened" can result in a fine of up to $400.  The killing or collecting of a species listed as "Endangered" can result in a fine of several thousand dollars and up to 6 months in prison.

Click on the names to read about these species or see pictures!

Endangered Species:

Blanchard's Cricket frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)*
Northern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus)
Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata)
Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)
Western Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus)

Threatened Species:

Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)*
Butler's Garter Snake (Thamnophis butleri)
Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta)*

Protected Species:

Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta)*
Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus)*
Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)*
Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor)*

*indicates a species whose historic range included, at least a portion of, La Crosse County

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