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Pickerel frog

Lithobates palustris


The pickerel frog is a small North American frog, characterized by the appearance of seemingly "hand-drawn" squares on its dorsal surface. - by Wikipedia


Pickerel frogs have varied habitats, the northern specimen prefers to live near cold, clear water. They prefer rocky ravines, bogs and meadow streams, but can be found around lakes and rivers that are heavily wooded. The southern specimen prefer warmer waters, like those of the Coastal Plain and floodplain swamps. They are seen most often along the edges of streams, lakes, rivers, and even flooded ditches. During the winter months they will hibernate under the silt and debris in their aquatic environments, they are usually only active from April to October. - by Wikipedia

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Québec, Canada

Lat: 48.11, Long: -72.42

Spotted on May 24, 2016
Submitted on May 24, 2016

Spotted for mission

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