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Pickerel Frog A smooth-skinned frog with olive green dorsal rectangular spots, which were arranged in two rows. The underside of its hindlegs were brilliant orange-yellow. It was approximately 5cm long.<br />
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Pickerel frogs have an excellent defense mechanism - they emit skin secretions which can be irritating to people and toxic to predators, which means that the pickerel frog is the only poisonous frog native to the United States. I briefly (and gently) handled this frog as part of a homeschool science lesson that I was teaching my kids. I washed my hands afterward and suffered no ill effects. Fall,Geotagged,Lithobates palustris,Pickerel Frog,Pickerel frog,United States,frog Click/tap to enlarge

Pickerel Frog

A smooth-skinned frog with olive green dorsal rectangular spots, which were arranged in two rows. The underside of its hindlegs were brilliant orange-yellow. It was approximately 5cm long.

Pickerel frogs have an excellent defense mechanism - they emit skin secretions which can be irritating to people and toxic to predators, which means that the pickerel frog is the only poisonous frog native to the United States. I briefly (and gently) handled this frog as part of a homeschool science lesson that I was teaching my kids. I washed my hands afterward and suffered no ill effects.

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The pickerel frog is a small North American frog, characterized by the appearance of seemingly "hand-drawn" squares on its dorsal surface.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Feb 1, 2018. Captured Oct 19, 2017 12:08 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm