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Spring Peeper

Pseudacris crucifer


Small tan frogs with reddish-brown markings on the back.


Forest edge along the rear of my yard with a few scattered pines, plenty of leaf litter and some container ponds landscaped with native plants.


This is the first year I have attracted Spring peepers to my yard. I was hoping they were there to breed and to my great pleasure, last night I confirmed that! While I was photographing the calling male, I heard a rustling in the leaves, I looked over to find a plump little female. As I watched in disbelief, she hopped closer to the male. As she got nearer, the male climbed down and then hopped over to her and grabbed on! I snapped a couple quick ones and left the future parents alone! Male frog: Female frog:

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2016
Submitted on Apr 30, 2016

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