Leopard Frog Waiting - Animal Cam

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Good things come to those that wait, especially if those waiting are ambush predators like northern leopard frogs!

Leopard frogs may look pretty adorable with their characteristic spots and buggy eyes, but don't be fooled! Those bulging eyes are a key part of the hunting strategy that makes leopard frogs such successful hunters. By having large eyes set far apart and on the tops of their heads, leopard frogs are able to see in almost all directions around them at once, even when mostly submerged in water. This way they can avoid predators (or kids out frog catching!), and keep a constant watch out for prey like insects, smaller frogs and even garter snakes. As soon as their prey wanders into striking range, the frogs will quickly pounce and gobble it down!

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  1. batisseurs
    batisseurs
    2 months, 1 week ago

    Cool!
  2. ER_Bubbles
    ER_Bubbles
    2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi batisseurs! Leopard frogs get their name from the leopardy spots on their body. Sometimes they are called meadow frogs, which refers to their favourite habitats.
  3. batisseurs
    batisseurs
    2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Why is it caled like that ?!?
  4. charlizeb
    charlizeb
    1 year, 8 months ago

    o.m.g. itts cool!!!
  5. #1Warriors Fan!
    #1Warriors Fan!
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Leopard Frogs are very interesting and neat!!!!
  6. CHEESECAKE101
    CHEESECAKE101
    2 years, 2 months ago

    I am doing the leopard frog at school for a project!!!
  7. littlemrbig3
    littlemrbig3
    2 years, 5 months ago

    no actoin - 2 stars

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