Winter frogs

I was pleased to see this large, rare, and secretive frog that my friend Stephen spotted on a recent rainy night while we were out in the field.

Carolina gopher frog (Lithobates capito)

Ornate chorus frog (Pseudacris ornata)

Eastern spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii)

Eastern spadefoot burying itself after coming to the surface during a heavy winter rain. Eastern spadefoots certainly come out in the winter, but will be active seemingly any time of year during, or immediately following, heavy rains.

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