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In the frenzy of amphibian mating aggregations, strange mistakes can occur resulting in unusual and even grotesque pairings. Continue reading
Every summer, intense life and death struggles play out between predators and their prey in the shallow pools of water dotting the meadows of Yosemite National Park. With little room to escape, the tadpoles presented a potentially easy meal for a hungry garter snake. Continue reading
The breeding season is a time of hope and fear for the frogs. Hope that they’ll find a mate, and fear that a predator will find them. Continue reading
Some observations on California Newt and Pacific Chorus Frog mating frenzies, with some interesting observations on newt deformities. Continue reading