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Lithobates sphenocephalus utricularius
This species prefers shallow, freshwater habitats, such as streams, ponds or lakes, with plenty of vegetation for camouflage. They 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.
spotted in the protected wetlands area of North Point State Park, MD.
Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 6, 2013