Science North – Creatures 3
Other creatures to be found at Sudbury’s Science North include reptiles and amphibians. Included in this post are images of the common garter snake, a melanistic garter snake, a Mississauga Rattler as well as a frog & turtle.
Melanism is the opposite of albinism. Instead of lacking pigment there is an over abundance of dark pigment melanin.
The Mississauga Rattler is found in Ontario. It is considered threatened under Ontario’s Endangered Species List.
Frogs are amphibians. They lay their eggs in the water and they go through a metamorphosis from gill breathing young to air breathing adults with lungs. Turtles are reptiles.