Star Tribune: Identify the frogs, snakes, turtles and lizards that live in our midst.
Some have a high ewww factor. Others produce fear.
But Minnesota’s “other’’ wildlife — turtles, snakes, frogs, toads, lizards and salamanders — more often inspire awe from those who know them.
These critters that slither, hop or swim often are overshadowed by high-profile species like deer, wolves or bald eagles, but they are an integral and fascinating part of the ecosystem and, for many people, provide an early introduction to wildlife.