Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
72F, 70% Hum, Cloudy
Moderately large bullfrog, seen with only the head poking up from the water about twenty feet out from an observation platform, in a reed-y area within a larger relatively open section of the marsh (most of the surrounding waters are densely filled with reeds).
Not heard calling (we didn't hear any bullfrogs for the duration of our time at Anahuac, about two hours), and didn't visibly move for the ten minutes or so that we were on the platform.
Held by Jim Andrews
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...