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Tag Archives: Mating
Here we have a calling American Toad from Northeast Ohio. I also posted some videos from this toad breeding frenzy earlier this year.
I’m starting a “Toad Tuesday” series for the blog. I’ll try to post a toad photo every week, with minimal information. I’ll also sometimes tweet the photos with #toadtuesday. Here we go: amplexing toads with a leech photobomb:
Here are four videos of American Toads during the breeding season. The videos show calling males, interaction with spring peepers, fighting over mates, and amplexus. Continue reading
While listening to the New Order album “Substance”, I was startled to hear the sound of frog calls. In fact, I initially thought that one of my frog recordings had started playing simultaneously with the New Order album. Then I … Continue reading
Look at the cloaca to tell apart male and female spotted salamanders. Continue reading