Pickerel Frog

Lithobates palustris

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STATUS: Native, “Least Concern”

DESCRIPTION: 1 3/4”- 3 1/4” long; brown or tan; rectangular sports without light borders in parallel rows down the back; bright yellow or orange on concealed surfaces of hind legs.

HABITAT: Cool, clear waters of spring-fed lakes and streams

DIET: Ants, spiders, beetles, sawfly insects, and various other bugs.

BREEDING SEASON: April-Mid June

CALLS: Steady, low-pitched snore with little carrying power, similar to Northern Leopard Frog

NOTES: Not vouchered in Winnebago County, though found in neighboring counties.

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