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This is not a juvenile bullfrog. The two species are very similar, but the northern green frog has ridges that run from behind its ears down its back. Bullfrogs don’t have this feature.

Bullfrogs, of course, get gigantic, so once you see a fully mature bullfrog, there is no mistaking them.

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Northern green frogs

They love to hang out in muddy trenches on logging roads.

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These frogs are closely related to the American bullfrog, but for whatever reason, they are much more common here than bullfrogs are.

Of course a congregation of frogs will attract their predators!

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I don’t think there is a raccoon anywhere that can pass up some frog legs. (Or the rest of the frog for that matter).

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While a wood frog tadpole eats gunk of its back!

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Northern green frog

This one was thinking it was being sneaky and hiding itself well.

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The only way you can tell ones of these from a bullfrog, which are much more common, is that bullfrog don’t have two ridges running down the sides of their backs.

 

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