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1. This frog that ranges in color from yellowish-green to olive to brown lacks dorsolateral folds and is the largest frog found in Michigan.
2. This frog, Hyla versicolor, has particularly large, adhesive toe pads and can change among various shades of gray, green, or brown.
3. This frog, Rana palustris, secretes a noxious substance from its skin that is poisonous and distasteful to some of its predators.
4. So common that they are found even in suburban areas with shallow ponds, this toad, Bufo americanus americanus, is found all throughout Michigan.
5. This four-legged salamander found all over Michigan is easily identifiable by the external gills it has during its adult phase.
6. Now for some reptile questions. Not only a common turtle in Michigan but North America's most widespread turtle, Chrysemys picta is identifiable by the red and yellow stripes that run laterally along its head and limbs.
7. This turtle, that kind of looks like a chocolate chip pancake with a head, uses its sandy color to blend in with river bottoms and its broadly webbed feet to quickly ambush and eat small fish.
8. There are several rattlesnakes found in the United States, but this relatively timid venomous snake is the only rattler found in Michigan.
9. This snake, Heterodon platyrhinos, is specialized for burrowing into the ground in search of toads. It is also known to play dead when provoked.
10. This blue-tailed lizard is the only American lizard found in Michigan.
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