Rrribbit!

What are we looking at, green muck? Look closely, there’s a prince in there somewhere! Can you find him?

There he is! This little guy is about 3-4 inches long. Now I’m not really sure if this is a green frog or an American bullfrog. The pictures in my, Amphibians & Reptiles of the North Woods book, looks almost the same! I did hear the sounds of a green frog call right before I reached the pond. Green frogs sound like someone plucking one string on a banjo. But this frog’s ear (that circle next to the eye) doesn’t appear to be larger than his eye, the sure sign of a green frog. On the other hand, he is small. Green frogs are 2.75 to 3.5 inches long and a bullfrog is 3.5 to 6 inches long. Hmmmmm.

Here’s another one! These frogs were brave. Many others were too chicken to stick around, making a loud “yelp” before diving underwater in an attempt to escape from mad nature photo taking woman!

Scary!

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8 responses to “Rrribbit!

  1. That’s weird how they’re so camouflaged … Mother Nature never ceases to amaze šŸ™‚

    Love the photos. I’d be too creeped out to get that close tho!

  2. point a camera at me, i’d run/hide/dive too šŸ˜‰ lol

    great pics… i’ve seen bullfrogs big enough to eat ducklings, so i’d say these guys are greens….

  3. It’s amazing how they blend in with the “slime” – cool pics!

  4. And here the frogs thought they were invisible. šŸ˜€ What a beautiful post. I really enjoyed it!!!

    Hugs, JJ

  5. These pictures make me oh so glad I’m a human!

  6. Drowsey: You’re funny! It’s OK to get close…it’s not gonna jump on you! lol.
    šŸ™‚

    Laughingwolf: That’s exactly what they were probably thinking too! I think you’re correct about the green frog..thanks so much!

    Shelley: Yes, anything that plays in slime is cool in my book! Thanks!

    JJ: Thank you! It took me a long time to actually spot them and they were right in front of me too! lol.

    Lana: lol. What, you don’t want to have fun in the muck? lol.
    šŸ™‚

  7. Nice photos. The easiest way to distinguish a Green from a Bullfrog is the distinct fold of skin running along the side of a Green Frog. Unfortunately, the “green muck” makes it hard to see whether these frogs have it or not. The photo in the middle is identifiable as a female bullfrog. Frogs grow quite a bit as adults–a newly metamorphosed Bullfrog is much smaller than an old Green. The eardrums of both species are larger than the eye in males.

  8. Carel: WOW thanks! That’s some great information that I did not know. Thank you so much and welcome!
    PS Your paintings are AMAZING! You are very talented šŸ™‚

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