Frogs

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                                                 Bronze Frog

The Bronze Frog, (a subspecies of the northern green frog) is becoming quite common in the Pacific Northwest, but on Vancouver Island, it is invasive and should be considered a serious threat to our indigenous frog species that live on there. This frog is a small to medium size frog that can reach up to 10 cm in length. The frog gets its name from the coloration of its skin, they are a bronzy color. Read More….

                                                                              Bullfrogs

These giant bullfrogs are showing up all over the Pacific Northwest and they just may be spreading a deadly disease to other native frog species. The Bullfrog itself is unaffected by this disease. Bullfrogs are usually green to grayish brown color with brown spots, they have easily identifiable circular eardrums like the bronze frog, these are located just behind the eyes on either side of their heads. Read More….

Green Tree Frog

The green tree frog is found throughout the pacific northwest. They are quite common, we are forever finding them in our house plants that are near open windows, sometimes you will hear them in the house for several days before you finally find and move them back outdoors. They are a very beautiful frog to look at and so very tiny. Like little gems. Read More….

Northern Red Legged Frog

This frog is slim with long, thin back legs, they have prominent folds running from behind their eyes down the sides of the back. They have a dark face with a light upper lip stripe running back to the shoulder. The most recognizable features of these frogs are the red coloring of the underside of their hind legs. They are reddish brown in color. They are an indigenous frog of the pacific northwest. Read More….

Pacific Chorus Frog

The Pacific chorus frog is a very common sight on the coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest. They are small frogs, up to 6 cm long and are a pale grey or tan to bronze or bright emerald green in color. These frogs have a dark stripe that runs from the nostrils through the eye down as far as the shoulder. They are often marked with dark patches or stripes on the back, and a light cream colored belly. Read More….

                                              Western Toad

These toads are poisonous. They have an enlarged gland behind each eye that secretes a white poison that can cause the mouth and throat to swell along with nausea, irregular heartbeat, and sometimes even death. These small toads can pose a big danger to pets like cats and dogs. People should always wash their hands after handling any toad. Read More….

 

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