Frog Day Afternoon

After that whole tree frog thing, and noticing frogs all OVER the place, I decided to take the real camera with a macro lens out to the park.

Please note that any mention of frog species is speculation.

I’m a bit sad about this one because there were originally three frogs there, but one of them ran off when he saw me. I thought these were pickerel frogs, but the amount and shape of spots are a bit wrong, so I think these are leopard frogs.

Another presumably leopard frog.

I am so amphibious!!!

Now this might be a pickerel frog. The one before too now that I think about it.

I love nature. Especially when it lets me get right up in it’s face. This is Mr. Amphibious from before. And yes I was in that puddle with him.

Another possible pickerel.

This I think is a leopard.

Those were a challenge to take. First of all those guys blend in really well and unless you walk REALLY slowly they run away before you see them. You have to move reeaalllly sllloowwwlly. And then the dog shows up and chases them away. She didn’t eat any of them, but she was really interested in them.

3 comments to Frog Day Afternoon

  • ana clara

    my granny hates frogs, but i am positive that even her would fell in love with them after these pictures! I <3 Frogs <3

  • Annie

    These are BEAUTIFUL shots! I think these are all lovely Leopard frogs. Pickerels are never green and the spots on the back are squarish and in distinct pairs. I think Leopard frogs are really beautiful amphibians.

    Here’s a link to the MN frogs and toads page on the Minnesota Herpetological Society website that has links to great information on both this frog species. http://www.mnherpsoc.com/content/frogs-and-toads

    (p.s. Rain referred me to your post to give my two cents on the frog species, because I’m a herp enthusiast :) )

    • Thanks Annie! Yeah, I asked Rain to send you over because you’re the only frog expert I know who also knows how to use a web browser!

      Isn’t the pickerel in the website you sent kinda green? (:

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