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While most true frogs live in ponds, or at least lay their eggs in still water, the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog lives in streams or rivers. The tadpoles (which we also observed - though only a few) forage by scraping algae and diatoms off rocks. The adults have grainy skin and a vague, mottled color pattern, both of which are excellent camouflage amongst the rocks.
Lat: 43.12, Long: -124.41
Spotted on Aug 5, 2010
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011