In a hillside seep
Species found via visual searching of the area and was sighted four unique times throughout the day. Species identified by Cassidy Johnson of the Houston Zoo. Outside it was a cool and cloudy day. It had rained the night before so the forest floor was moist. Cricket frogs generally found near body of water or amongst moist leaves and attempted to flee and hide when approached. One other photo taken at GPS coordinates Lat: 30.470108 Long: -94.346389. Photos not taken and GPS coordinates not recorded for other two specimens.
Startled this little frog when I was trying to pick up some of those awful purple plastic bags that they leave on your doorstep for your clothes donations. Someone dropped a bunch of them near our creek in the last year and they keep showing up after every rain from one end of our park to the other.
On creekside gravel bar.
He is hard to differentiate from northern cricket frog. But he does not seem to have extensive webbing on his feet, and he DOES have a few dark spots on the throat or chest ( as the chorus frog is reported as having in the book of Toby Hibbits) and his toe pads are certainly indistinct. I have made comparisons for hours on the two descriptions, and I am giving this up to the experts, signed Anna
Found in my house after an 8" rain
On a walk down to the creek we saw 4 or 5 individuals. Creek was in flood stage, almost up to the McKinney Falls ruins, and well above the mill ruins. Possibly a record high.
Cricket frogs, genus Acris, are small, North American frogs of the family Hylidae. They are more aquatic than other members of the family, and are generally associated with permanent bodies of water with surface vegetation. The common and scientific names refer to their call, which resembles that of a cricket.