Common species are those that exist in large numbers. A species may be locally abundant, but not broadly common.

River in Forest
Blue-spotted salamander on a rock
This colorful critter is one of three Wisconsin species of mole salamanders.
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Common Gartersnake
The common gartersnake is, well, common.
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Common Watersnake
You're sitting on a dock, minding your own business, when you notice a snake swimming by in the water.
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DeKay's Brownsnake
You can find this snake in oak savannas, prairies, marshes, old field, and under trash in vacant city lots.
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Eastern Foxsnake
Many people mistake this snake's coloration as a venomous copperhead snake and kill them out of fear.
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Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
This is one interesting snake, and not just because of its sharply upturned nose.
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Eastern Newt
These critters can go through three phases beyond the larval stage.
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Eastern Tiger Salamander
This salamander is the world's-largest land-dwelling salamander.
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Milksnake
Legend has it that this snake sneaks into barns and sucks milk from cows.
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Mudpuppy, Image Credit: Ohio DNR
Also known as Waterdog(Necturus maculosus)
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Painted Turtle
The painted turtle is the most common turtle in Wisconsin.
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Red-bellied Snake
Have you ever seen a red-bellied snake?
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Smooth Greensnake
This snake is often called the grass snake because of its green color.
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