Frog ID

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  1. GeckoJosh

    GeckoJosh Almost Legendary

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    Hey guys,

    I found this little guy climbing a wall out the front of my house this evening (in Wyoming).
    I straight away thought it was a Striped Marsh Frog but then I saw the raised ridges along its back, I can't recall ever noticing those on a Marshy before so now I am not sure of its identity.

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    I feel like such a noob, I have only caught about a million of these guys as a kid, how did I not recognise it :oops: the unbroken ridges along the back really threw me off, I hve never seen them with any more than a few bumps
     
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    No need to feel that way. They are extremely variable in their colouration. The particularly small size and the cricket like call of males are quite indicative. Tiny little critters that make a good racket year round.

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    Yeah I agree their call is quite unmistakable.
    Thanks for the encouragement Blue :)

    Cheers Josh
     
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    Thanks Pete, that poster is a great example
     
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