OMG! Most beautiful frog I've seen in the US
At least ten individuals in the pool below the dam.
One individual found in shallow vegetated water.
17 degrees c sunny
Female Mink Frog (I think). This image was even used in Nature NB's Frog poster. This frog illustrates what I feel is the prototypical colouration pattern for Mink Frogs. Based on vocalizations, I had a very active breeding population of Mink Frogs at this location for over a decade with well over a dozen males vocalizing at the season's peak. We lived there from spring 1999 to October 2013. The thing is, I don't see the webbing on her hind leg reaching the last joint on her longest toe. Or do I?
Male. Note dorso-lateral line and aspect of dark patches on leg. Note that webbing on hind leg reaches last joint on longest toe. Also heard/observed vocalizing, confirming his ID.
The mink frog (Lithobates septentrionalis) is a small species of frog native to the United States and Canada. They are so named for their scent, which reportedly smells like a mink. The scent is more akin to that of rotting onions to those unfamiliar with mink. It is also sometimes referred to as the north frog.