The Northern Leopard Frog is an amphibian that is a medium sized frog and lives in Northern parts of North America and in some places on the Pacific Coast.
The Northern Leopard Frog is brown or green and has large spots that are oval on their backs and legs. They have a light border that outlines their body and the underside of them is a white or cream colored. Their feet have a pink tint.
On the back of their legs, most Northern Leopard Frogs have dark colored lines and they also have a white stripe that goes from their jaw line to the back of their shoulder.
The Northern Leopard Frog has smooth skin and it can get up to 10 centimeters long, but the females are bigger than the male Northern Leopard Frog.
The tadpoles of the Northern Leopard Frog are also dark brown with light spots on the bottom of them and the tail of the tadpole is tan looking.
The Northern Leopard Frog is a carnivore which means that they eat meat. They eat a lot of different kinds of insects such as beetles, worms, ants and they also eat other amphibians, birds and even snakes.
The interesting thing about the Northern Leopard Frog is that they can open their mouth very largely and this can allow them to swallow those larger animals.
The predators of the Northern Leopard Frog include water snakes, hawks, raccoons, foxes, otters, bullfrogs, fish and newts like to eat the eggs of the Northern Leopard Frog.
The Northern Leopard Frog lives in the northern part of North America and in some areas of the Pacific Coast. Most of the Northern Leopard Frogs live close to ponds, marshes, or other water areas. They also like to live where the grasses are tall to hide them.
The Northern Leopard Frog is called a leopard frog because of the spots that are found on the back and the legs of the frog, which is a leopard like print style.
Most of the Northern Leopard Frogs will only mate one time. They will have thousands of eggs, even up to 6500, at one time in a pond or the body of water. They will then leave the water and spend the rest of their lives on land.
Most Northern Leopard Frogs find their mates close to ponds, ditches, streams and marshes.
The Northern Leopard Frog will feed when it is warm and moist out. They will normally feed in a meadow that is wet or in a wet field that is covered by tall grasses or other vegetation. If they have to seek cover, they can always go into the water to hide.
The Northern Leopard Frog is not poisonous, but the spots look like the spots of the Pickerel Frog which lets out a bad taste if it is attacked. Since these spots are similar, sometimes the predators will leave them alone because they are afraid of the bad taste.