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Sightings arranged by: Taxonomy Location Date Scientific Name
Acris crepitans — Northern Cricket Frog
Also known as:
Eastern Cricket Frog
I only saw one of these little frogs, and it was something of a trouble-maker. It mocked my attempts to get a photo by posing still for one second too few to line up a shot. Then it would leap a huge distance for such a small frog, requiring me to futz with camera and tripod again. When I was oh-so-close to snapping the shutter, off it would leap again. I was lucky to get this one mediocre picture.
Hematite Lake Trail, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Trigg County, Kentucky—May 11, 2004
These little cricket frogs were much more cooperative than their Tennessee cousin. We saw a few of them hopping about in the leaf litter and near the lake's edge, but they were willing to stop hopping for a few moments to pose for posterity.
- Acris crepitans account on iNaturalist
- Bartlett, R. D., Bartlett, P. B. 1999. A Field Guide to Florida Reptiles and Amphibians
- Behler, J. L., King, F. W. 1979. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles & Amphibians
- Conant, R., Collins, J. T. 1998. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition, expanded
- Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Edition
- Elliott, L., Gerhardt, C. and Davidson, C. 2009. The Frogs and Toads of North America
- Jensen, J. B., Camp, C. D., Gibbons, W., and Elliott, M. J. 2008. Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia