American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) LaBagh Woods Slough Chicago Cook County IL August 2016 Week #34 Jeff Skrentny IMG_5257
Lots of bull frogs present on both sides of the bridge.
One of two adult bullfrogs, this large male captured, subdued and swallowed a bird (Song Sparrow?). At SE corner drainage pond.
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...