Michigan has added five reptiles and amphibians — Fowler’s toad, pickerel frog, mudpuppy, Butler’s garter snake and smooth green snake — to its animals of special concern list. The listing makes it illegal to kill or collect those species. That the Butler’s garter snake is included is significant: their lack of protection in Michigan meant that most specimens in captivity were originally collected there. (Mine certainly were.)
Michigan Protects Five Reptiles and Amphibians
Posted on 19 Oct 2016 by Jonathan Crowe Reptiles & Amphibians
Tags: Anaxyrusendangered speciesLithobatesMichiganNecturusOpheodrysThamnophis
Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room and writes and reviews science fiction and fantasy; his work has been published by AE, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Strange Horizons and Tor.com. He lives in Shawville, Quebec.