Pickerel Frog

Rana palustris

Pickerel Frog
Photo by Eric Williams
Description:  The Pickerel Frog ranges in size from 1.5-3.0 inches.  Base coloration is tan with two parallel rows of black squarish spots on the back, with other black spots on the sides.  The inside of the hind legs are colored with a bright yellow or orange.

Habitat:  Usually found near moving streams and sloughs.  Also found near cave entrances.

Behavior:  The voice of the Pickerel Frog is a brief low-pitched snore.  An irritating skin secretion seems to discourage some predators.

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