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Pickerel Frog (Lithobates palustris) Having a Mud Bath Another frog rescued from muddy pits (some residential construction) at the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. July 17, 2018. It seemed rather happy in the mud, and I felt bad about having to take its new home! This particular frog thought it could hide in the mud! So cute!<br />
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Pickerel Frog (Lithobates palustris) Having a Mud Bath

Another frog rescued from muddy pits (some residential construction) at the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. July 17, 2018. It seemed rather happy in the mud, and I felt bad about having to take its new home! This particular frog thought it could hide in the mud! So cute!

Pickerel Frog (Lithobates palustris) Having a Mud Bath Another frog rescued from muddy pits (some residential construction) at the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. July 17, 2018. It seemed rather happy in the mud, and I felt bad about having to take its new home! This particular frog thought it could hide in the mud! So cute!<br />
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    comments (7)

  1. Great shot! Your mud is such a rich color! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you! This guy was just adorable! I had to get a shot of those eyes!

      As for the soil, it is very interesting here in the Appalachian Ridge and Line (Valley). We have alternating layers of shale and other soil types up near the top of the ridges (where these photos were taken). It is pretty acidic, well-draining soil. You can actually see the layers in the holes we dug! The color is pretty different from what I grew up with in Alabama. The soil becomes an even deeper red/orange when you move west into that area.

      When you get down in the valley areas, there is a lot of clay and loam. Water does not like to drain! This is the reason we have had such a hard time repairing the road down in the valley flood plain. *We also have this soil type where we are currently living. Water seems to want to stick around forever!
      Posted 10 months ago
      1. Interesting...As you know, up here the dirt is mostly just really dark brown and full of roots and detritus. Your mud looks so thick, like melted peanut butter. I can see why it wouldn’t drain easily! No wonder your road repairs have been such a saga. Posted 10 months ago
  2. A simple and powerful scene, love this style of photography! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! <3 Posted 9 months ago
  3. Haaa! Love it Lisa. Thanks. Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks, Mark! It was a cutie! Posted 9 months ago

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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 Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jul 19, 2018. Captured Jul 16, 2018 23:40 in 381 Dally Cove Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/9.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO320
  • 60mm