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American Bullfrog
by Melinda Schneider (morningmagenta) 
Nikon D-40X
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
The baritone call of the bullfrog is so deep and resonant, it resembles the mooing of a cow, hence its name. Only males emit this trademark "jug-o-rum" bellow, and their choruses can be heard during the day or night. The largest of all North American frogs, this giant can grow to a length of 8 inches or more and weigh up to 1.5 pounds. They are among the most wide-ranging of all North American amphibians, found in freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes from Nova Scotia, Canada, throughout the continental United States, and as far south as Mexico and Cuba.

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Kathy Shogren commented on September 15, 2009 01:59:
I love these guys. Wonderful closeup capture Melinda.
David Peterson commented on September 15, 2009 07:15:
Great close up. Thanks for the info.
Julie Christiansen commented on September 15, 2009 07:30:
Fine macro.
Melinda Schneider commented on September 15, 2009 10:43:
Thank you Kathy, David, and Julie!
William wrosenthal commented on September 22, 2009 17:21:
I love annotated nature photography. Thanks for the nicely illustrated lesson.
Melinda Schneider commented on September 22, 2009 18:44:
Thanks so much William!

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