Leopard frog

by Mackenzie Hreha

Physical Description

The leopard frog can grow 2 to 5 inches or 5 to 13 centimeters long. The leopard frog's have green or brown spots. They also have powerful legs. Their bodies and legs are narrow.

Diet

The leopard frog eats grasshoppers, caterpillars, spiders , and other small insects.

Habitat

Leopard frogs live near ponds, marshes, wet meadows, and pools along streams or rivers. They live in the United States, southern Canada, and mexico.

Interesting

Leopard frogs are excellent jumpers. Each female lays from hundred's to several thousand black eggs. Leopard frogs are eaten by birds,fish,snakes and other animals. One of the survival methods is that it uses camouflage. How they care for their young is the male protects the eggs when the female gets food. Several leopard frogs are in danged of dying out completely. During the breeding season males call to attract the females. What is cool about them is they go in water and then they don't have to drink water. Tadpoles become froglets in 3 months. At least one species has already became extinct. Threats to leopard frogs include the loss of the wetlands, increased predators, water pollution, and a fungal disease. The frog has teeth on it upper jaw. it's tongue is fastened at the front end of it's mouth. When the frog is getting too big for it's skin it pulls it off and eats it's skin.

Their young

They covered the egg with jelly. Then they turn into tadpoles. The tadpoles have gills. Then they turn into froglets.