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Jason Hull
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CA frog I.D

Post by Jason Hull » March 23rd, 2013, 8:25 pm

We saw a couple of these frogs today in Nevada Co. I was hoping someone could help me I.D it.
I was thinking some kind of Yellow Legged Frog?

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Re: CA frog I.D

Post by Robert Hansen » March 23rd, 2013, 9:29 pm

You are right on the money. Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii), and a nicely patterned one at that. What elevation were you finding these?

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Re: CA frog I.D

Post by Jason Hull » March 24th, 2013, 6:12 am

Thanks for the ID Robert.
I have to go back with my gps for an exact elev. but my map book is telling me it's right around 1500'.
We saw a couple and also heard them calling. There were quite a few egg masses at different stages of development. I guess they could also belong to the tree frogs that were present.

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Re: CA frog I.D

Post by billboard » March 24th, 2013, 8:53 am

Man, the snake hunting is so bad up there you are reduced to looking at frogs?

Frogs?

You really need to come down here for a visit.


Frogs?

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Re: CA frog I.D

Post by Jason Hull » March 24th, 2013, 10:13 am

Why ya gotta give me a hard time? It's still early up here ya know.
Might not be some magical Coachwhip but along with my frog I did see one snake.


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Re: CA frog I.D

Post by billboard » March 25th, 2013, 4:54 am

That's a little better,,,,

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Re: CA frog I.D

Post by hellihooks » March 25th, 2013, 5:04 am

I didn't know Ca had a Nevada co... :roll: :lol: :lol: nice find... :thumb: jim

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Re: CA frog I.D

Post by FunkyRes » March 28th, 2013, 1:08 am

Jason Hull wrote:Thanks for the ID Robert.
I have to go back with my gps for an exact elev. but my map book is telling me it's right around 1500'.
We saw a couple and also heard them calling. There were quite a few egg masses at different stages of development. I guess they could also belong to the tree frogs that were present.
I believe they call underwater, it may have been a different species you heard calling. But I might be wrong about that.

This is the beginning of their breeding season if I'm not mistaken. What did the egg masses look like?

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