Lithobates yavapaiensis Lowland Leopard Frog
Graham County, ArizonaAugust 8, 2009
Lowland Leopard Frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis)
There were about fifty zillion of these jumpy frogs in warm shallow pools along a creek. My serpentophile herping companions had no interest in these slimy common amphibians (ewwww), but Roger Repp stuck up for my desire to photograph a new species just strongly enough that I was allowed five minutes to get out of the car and try to sneak up on a few of them. Only after I saw the photos on my computer did I notice that the one in the back seems to be suffering from a reduced number of eyes.
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