Bullfrog

 

 

Bullfrog

Nearly everyone recognizes the bullfrog. It’s olive or brown above with some green on the head or upper jaw. The bullfrog is the largest frog in North America, reaching a length of eight inches. It’s common throughout our state. This frog is fairly aquatic, spending most of its time in permanent water. Although wary by day, the bullfrog is easy to catch at night. It’s classified as a game animal and is hunted for its legs, which are considered a delicacy. From late April to August the eggs are laid in large surface masses, sometimes up to five feet across. The call has been described as a deep bass “gr-rum” or “jug-o-rum.”

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