The American Bullfrog
Congratulations to Suzannah Canderle for correctly choosing the Bullfrog as the answer to this month Trivia Contest at Eastern Sierra Feed. Suzannah you can pick up your prize at the store.
The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus or Rana catesbeiana), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an amphibious frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”.
This frog has an olive green back and sides blotched with brownish markings and a whitish belly spotted with yellow or grey. The upper lip is often bright green and males have yellow throats.
It inhabits large permanent bodies of water such as swamps, ponds, and lakes. This frog is native to southern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada, but has been widely introduced to Central and South America, Western Europe, and parts of Asia.
His call is reminiscent of the roar of a bull, which gives the frog its common name.
Some frogs can be heard from miles away. (Eastern Sierra Feed: the research as to how far away a Bullfrog can be heard varies from miles away to one quarter mile. The majority of sources stated that it's croak could be hear from a mile away)
Very complete article about frogs and their croaking: http://news.softpedia.com/news/10-Thing-You-Did-Not-Know-About-Croaking-67126.shtml
We hope everyone will play again in our August Trivia Contest. Sponsored by the Carson Valley Times. The August question: Which whale species is called the canary of the sea?
We hope everyone will play again in our August Trivia Contest Sponsored by the Carson Valley Times. The August question: Which whale species is called the canary of the sea?