One of the many tadpoles dead from the dried up creek. A friend and I scooped some up that were still alive and relocated them to a favorable area. Also, thousands of minnows, mosquito fish, and baby crawdads were saved from the muddy pools. It was so bad in some that the fish were starting to burrow in the mud. That is not a fin sticking out but a piece of mold trying to decay its body.
Potato Creek State Park, IN
I had 32 frogs in my pond, we kept count cleaning the pond out in the spring of 2012. During the summer for a 3-4 week period I would come out and find 7-8 bullfrog torsos lined up. I did some research and found that Mississippi Kites love frog legs! He just about cleaned me out...most of these bullfrogs are longer than my son's hand and he wears a size 13 shoe! I love sitting out in the summer evenings and listening to them sing!
4cm in length nose-to-tail, resting in small rainwater pool.
Heard the alarm call :eep" of a young bullfrog as it jumped into the water/weeds at City Lake about 1330. No photo or sound recording.
1 bullfrog found dead on lawn near City Lake. Cool overcast day ca 1530.
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...