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Spring Peeper

Pseudacris crucifer


Small tree-frog with tan/gray coloring. "Crucifer" refers to the X pattern that these frogs have on their backs. They're usually the signal that spring has arrived, and I love listening to their chorus. This one is from when I worked on the Mofep project.


Missouri Ozarks, forest and pond-shores. They typically will be clinging to vegetation when found, but if you scare them they'll hop into the leaf litter to hide. They blend in pretty good.

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Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 8 years ago

Wow crazy camouflage

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 8 years ago

Very well hidden! You get lucky to spot that one!
There is a mission for the mimetic animals: that guy could go in!

Must have good eye sight to see that one!! Lovely

sunswimer02 8 years ago

Ha yea, I saw him because I scared him off a perch, and then I had to stand still and look to see where he landed. They do blend in really well.

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

WOW! It took me a minute to actually see him! How did you see this little guy!

Well camouflaged!

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Ellington, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 30, 2009
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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