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Pickerel Frog

Lithobates palustris
  • A medium-sized 4-7 cm frog
  • Cream to brown color
  • Two rows of squarish brown spots running down the back between the dorsolateral folds.
  • The groin and thighs are washed with yellowish-orange.
  • The weak call of the male Pickerel Frog sounds like someone snoring in the distance.
  • The males usually call in May, and eggs are laid and attached to submerged vegetation.
  • The adult pickerel frog is most often seen along the edges of streams or flooded ditches.
  • This species is not widespread in Ontario. However, its similarity to the leopard frog makes identification difficult for the casual observer.
Pickerel frog

Description of call: Far-off snoring sound.

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