Bull frog heard vocalizing, call index = 1. Air temperature: 74 degrees F. Wind code: 1. Sky Code: 0. Moon phase: waxing crescent. Last rain: 2014-07-02. Also observed: adult Bald Eagle, Hermit Thrush vocalizing, Pileated Woodpecker.
It was a metamorph. Still had a hump where its tail should have been. Was found underneath a rock. He now has a happy home in the Oak Grove Nature Center which you can see in the pictures above.
Small frog, dark head with cream colored lines and marks around the throat, and sides of the head.
Non-native to California. American Bullfrog in the pond at Sibley Volcanic Regional Park.
Photo taken by Sharon Dankworth
The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”. This species has traditionally been classified as Rana catesbeiana, however the classification has been changed to Lithobates due to paraphyly in Ranidae. This frog has an olive green back and sides blotched with brownish markings and a whitish belly spotted with yellow or grey. The upper...