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Southern Leopard Frog

Lithobates sphenocephalus


Green/Brown in color, with black blotches on the back and legs (origin of the common name). 3 inches in length with a pointed snout.


Spotted near a swamp habitat where they are likely preyed upon by cottonmouth snakes. Typically this species prefers shallow, freshwater habitats, such as streams, ponds or lakes, with plenty of vegetation for camouflage.


Leopard frogs are mostly nocturnal, and carnivorous, consuming almost any kind of insect they can catch and fit in their mouth, as well as earthworms, spiders and centipedes. They are excellent jumpers, and typically escape predation by leaping into the water and swimming to the bottom.

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1 Comment

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Nice spotting, cool pattern & colors,

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 12, 2012
Submitted on Jun 12, 2012

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