Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Leopard

Frog

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DESCRIPTION

It is easy to recognize us by the dark oval spots, varying in number and arranged in a more or less orderly fashion, that cover our bodies. We are green or brown but rarely gray, although some of us even wear a happy mixture of these three colors! Unlike the Pickerel Frog, my spots are oval and not rectangular.

Our breeding season occurs in April and in May. That’s when we’ll leave our hibernation den to get to our spawning grounds, usually in shallow water. We can then travel up to 1 km! As the frog hops that’s very long!

We are common in southern Québec and in the Maritimes.

Caracteristics

dimension

maximum size is 11cm.

Habitat

Open habitats such as marshes bordering lakes and rivers, ponds, bogs and fields.

Diet

Wide variety of insects and other terrestrial invertebrates: snails, worms, slugs, spiders

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