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Tag Archives: Frog
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
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
Photos and videos of calling Midland Chorus Frogs seen in Livingston County, Michigan in May 2019. Continue reading
Photos and videos of calling Gray Treefrogs seen in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in May 2019. Continue reading