Bullfrog Mini Journal

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Bullfrogs are probably the most widely distributed amphibians in North America. They may reach up to 8 inches in length. Even the tadpoles are large…up to five inches long! Bullfrogs may remain in the tadpole stage for up to two years.

Bullfrogs live in permanent freshwater habitats such as ponds, rivers, lakes or marshes. Chorusing males produce a deep “jug-o-rum” during the day or night; the name “bullfrog” is derived from this bull-like sound.

A bullfrog will eat almost anything that moves which it can swallow—insects, spiders and other invertebrates, as well as mice, small turtles, fish, snakes, birds and other amphibians. They have few natural predators, since their toxic skin secretions make them unpalatable to many animals. Where they occur naturally, bullfrogs help keep down mosquito and insect populations. But in some places where they have been introduced their appetite is so voracious that they can destroy local populations of native frog species.

Bullfrogs can live up to 5-6 years. They winter at the bottom of water bodies, burying themselves in the mud.

artwork by John Sill
text by Steve Sierigk

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