Pickerel Frog

By September 21, 2010 Animals, Stuff In My Yard 3 Comments

Photo taken with iPhone

Well, look at you!

This handsome little fellow hopped out from under one of my bags of topsoil, and I managed to snap a few photos. (He was happy to just hang out on the dirt for awhile, perhaps hoping that I would go away.) I believe he’s a pickerel frog–he’s a little bigger than a quarter, and has squarer spots than a leopard frog. According to the internet, he eats a whole bunch of different bugs, and we’re at the southern end of his range. Happily, his species is not suffering serious declines at the moment, unlike the majority of amphibians, so as long as I keep bringing in the bugs and don’t slather pesticides around, Pickerel Bob should be a common visitor to the yard.

3 Comments

  • zeldaar says:

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  • Nimras says:

    Oh goodness, he is adorable. Especially those nice lines down his back.

    I fear the frog population in my yard is probably about 0… My neighbors indoor/outdoor cat keeps eating them all. (For the record, frog and mouse guts are always left on MY doorstep for some reason, as opposed to the door of the duplex she actually lives in. Why????)

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