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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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Red-Winged Blackbird Dad Feeds Youngster.

Here a male Red Winged Blackbird rushes around to keep a youngster fed, while the kid maintains a constant peeping reminder that it needs food. Continue reading

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June 2019: Take a swim with wood frog tadpoles

An underwater video into a forested vernal pool shows the wood frog tadpoles who live there. Continue reading

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May 2019: Bluebirds battle House Sparrows.

This video shows a frantic bird battle that I observed in the Cleveland Metroparks in mid-May. I initially thought it was a trio of Eastern Bluebirds, with the male trying to court the female, while the was trying female trying … Continue reading

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early June 2019: Treefrog on a shaky branch, and a lonely toad

Two videos of singing amphibians from northeast Ohio in early June. A gray treefrog calls from a shaky perch, and a lonely male toad trills out his song. Continue reading

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