Tag Archives: Bullfrog

Turtles, predaceous beetles and bullfrogs eating spring peepers.

In early April 2020, I had an experience that will forever change my view of painted turtles. While watching spring peepers calling for mates, a painted turtle swam under a peeper, caught it, and swallowed it in less than 90 seconds! The turtle wasn’t the only predator hunting spring peepers that night. I also watched a predaceous diving beetle and a bullfrog hunting and eating spring peepers. Several videos here show how these predators caught and ate the spring peepers. Other videos show how spring peepers that escaped the predators. Continue reading

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Favorite Photos of 2018

Here are my 10 favorite photos that I took during 2018. Continue reading

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A long video of relaxing frog calls at night

Looking for some relaxing nature sounds? The audio in this video was recorded next to a pond in northeast Ohio on a warm summer night. Bullfrog and Green Frog calls dominate the sound, but you can also hear the distant … Continue reading

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Difference a day makes: Bullfrog Egg Development

Adult Bullfrogs are the largest North American frog, and even their tadpoles can be a handful. But they start their lives at a much smaller size. Here are two photos showing one day’s development of a bullfrog egg. The first … Continue reading

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Leech Lunch Party

The recent warm weather has me thinking back to last summer’s amphibian fun. One of the coolest natural history observations we made was first noticed by a student researcher who was studying the factors that make a female frogs prefer … Continue reading

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