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Dedicated to Michigan teachers of herpetology, past and present Once in a blue moon a snake hurts somebody, or the fishing lags, or the frogs wake up the baby; but on the whole our exotherms are a blessing— one of the real, marketable assets of the state and one deeply involved in our appeal to visitors from the outside. Archie Carr and Coleman J. Goin (1955) Author’s Note: The gentlemen who are the source of this epigraph were referring to Florida, but what they said could apply as well to Michigan, where the salamanders, frogs, turtles, and snakes of the state are as dear to the hearts and minds of some as salmon, turkey, and deer are to others. ...


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