Wildlife Wednesday - Bullfrogs
Today we're talking about an animal a lot people have people seen and heard, the bull frog! Cooper is super excited to share some frog facts with everyone today.Ready to learn about bullfrogs?
The bullfrog is the largest of the North American frogs. They can grow up to 8 inches and weigh 1.5 pounds.
Only male bullfrogs make the loud bellow this frog is known for. It can be heard up to a half a mile away.
The American Bullfrog is the of the 100 most invasive species in the world.
Bullfrogs have circles on the side of their heads, known as the tympanum. This is used to help them hear, transmitting sound waves to their inner ear.
Female bullfrogs are slightly larger than the males. They also tend to be browner and more spotted.
Male bullfrogs have yellow throats and female bullfrogs have white or cream colored.
by Mr.TinDCBullfrogs are nocturnal hunters. They hide and rest during the day.
Bullfrogs will eat anything they can catch and fit in their mouths. They eat bugs, rodents, fish, small birds and snakes.
Bullfrogs quietly sit and wait for prey and then lunge with their mouths wide open to catch it.
The American bullfrog is cannibalistic.
by wackybadgerMale bullfrogs aggressively protect their territory.
They live about 7-9 years in the wild.
Bullfrogs hibernate during the winter.
They can jump about 3 feet and jump a distance of 6 feet.
by motleypixelBullfrogs live near permanent sources of fresh water, favoring warmer climates to cooler ones. They prefer still bodies of water.
Bullfrogs like to be close to the banks of water sources, rather than open water.
Bullfrogs start off life as tadpoles. The tadpoles gradually develop limbs. Depending on where the frog lives and the water temperature this can be a relatively quick process of 3 months, but can take up to 3 years.
A group of frogs is called an army.
What was your favorite bullfrog fact?