largest frog in Kentucky, this species ranges from 3.5-6 inches and
larger. Coloration ranges from green to brown, and can be plain or
with some mottling of darker colors. There are no ridges running
down the back, as in the Green Frog.
Sex of Bullfrogs can be determined by observing the tympanum
(eardrum). In males the tympanum will be larger than the eye, and in
females it will be the same size or smaller.
Habitat: Usually found in
permanent waters such as ponds, lakes, streams, creeks and wetlands, but
may be found in temporary pools as well.
Behavior: Calls of Bullfrogs
are usually portrayed phonetically as 'jug-o-rum'. The
Bullfrog is a voracious eater. Prey items include insects, fish,
snails, slugs, salamanders, frogs, snakes, mice and small birds (basically
anything it can fit into its mouth!).