Her transformation from a Tadpole into a Pacific Treefrog (which took about 12 weeks) is almost complete, but notice that a tiny tail still remains.
Photographed in Fern Canyon in August 2008.
Red Rocks, Nevada.

Some frogs that live in higher altitudes or in colder places might take a whole winter to go through the tadpole stage.


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Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Aug 17, 2008 4:33 pm - Hasn't voted


its so cute


tarol - Sep 3, 2008 1:58 pm - Voted 10/10


Thanks for sharing :)

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Sep 6, 2008 4:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Adorable

I agree, they are precious. Thanks for the vote.


lcarreau - Sep 11, 2008 3:46 pm - Voted 10/10

The other day when

I was exploring along the Verde River, I heard
a SPLASH that sounded much louder than what a
Canyon Treefrog would have made.

In the PAC-NW, there's a frog species called
the "Tailed Frog." Its tail remains attached
to its body for the rest of its life.

This is a simply EXCELLENT photo of a treefrog! You can even make out the toes on
its hind feet.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Sep 13, 2008 4:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The other day when

Thanks for the comment Larry. I'm not familiar wih the tailed frogs. Are they bigger than freefrogs?


lcarreau - Sep 13, 2008 10:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: The other day when

Please keep in mind, I'm no frog expert.
They are 2.5 to 5 centimeters long, and
could possibly be mistaken for a treefrog
with a tail on it.

Tailed frogs have NO vocalisation. Besides
the PAC-NW, there is one species called the
Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog.

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