Southern Leopard Frog

 

The Leopard Frog, often called the “Grass Frog” as it likes to rest in the grasses along the water’s edge, is commonly seen in our area. To confuse predators such as Raccoons, this frog will dive into the water, make a sharp turn while submerged, and surface amid vegetation at the edge of the bank. Scientists continue to investigate reasons for the dramatic decline in amphibian numbers such as habitat destruction, climate change and disease.

Latin Name: Rana Urticularia

Habitat: Swamp, Marsh, River

Diet: insects