Frogs, Bogs and Pollywogs... forum: LEOPARD FROG - Rana - A true frog

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ImageWUVIE
Feb 8, 2010 5:01 PM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
Abundant around our home, the Leopard frog is always welcome!

They are safe from harmful chemicals and biological studies other than simple
observance and our annoying cameras and recording devices.

Fond of shallow habitats, they can often be found in lightly wooded areas, bogs and such.

For our state, three species of Leopard frogs are present, including Rana utricularia and
Rana blairi (Plains Leopard Frog). Rana pipiens is not native to Oklahoma, but is native
to North America. Note there are often variations and synonyms in species identification.

Females lay 3,000 to 6,000 eggs per season, breeding in spring or summer.

Often confused with the Pickerel frog, though the Pickerel is more readily identified as having
square-shaped spots instead of the rounded spots of the Leopard frog.

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ImageWUVIE
Feb 8, 2010 5:02 PM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
Another shot:

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ImageWUVIE
Feb 8, 2010 5:03 PM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
One more shot:

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ImageLadygardener1
Feb 8, 2010 6:37 PM CST
Name: Chris
NW Pa, Near Lake Erie
Neat frog, Karen
ImageWUVIE
Feb 9, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
A Leopard frog shares the spotlight with a Cricket frog:

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ImageLadygardener1
Feb 9, 2010 1:53 PM CST
Name: Chris
NW Pa, Near Lake Erie
Nice comparison shot, Karen
TXdoodlebug
Mar 21, 2010 12:27 PM CST
Hi Karen,

I bought some Leopard frog tadpoles last (late) summer and they all developed successfully. I watched them develop their little legs and finally crawl & jump out of the lotus pot I had them in. I also have a very small (90-100 gal) pond.
No Frogs!

Where did they go? We did have an unusually cold winter but even before that I couldn't find any of them (???) Any ideas what happened to them? I was and am so disappointed. Crying
ImageLadygardener1
Mar 21, 2010 4:37 PM CST
Name: Chris
NW Pa, Near Lake Erie
Karen, so sorry your frogs deserted you. Mine come and go all the time, I have woods and creeks not far from me and when it rains a lot in the spring I think they go looking for a mate. Could be a food problem also. Mine hop out of the watergarden at night in search of food. If it is starting to get really dry around the watergarden I give it a good soaking to bring out the night crawlers and slugs.
ImageWUVIE
May 22, 2010 6:59 PM CST
Name: Karen (Wuvie) Manasco
Hulbert, Oklahoma (NE)
Hi Lady Gardener,

Actually, it was TXDoodlebug's frogs that came up missing. :-)

Doodle, what a shame you didn't get to see them. But you never know, if you keep providing
a good home for them, they may decide to stay around more.

I'm sorry I missed this post, haven't been here lately.

Karen

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