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A Salamander Went a Courtin'

Did you know that as you sleep this month, there may be a tiger mating in a nearby pond or marsh?

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American Bullfrog

Lithobates catesbeianus (formerly Rana catesbeiana)
The American bullfrog is Missouri’s largest frog. This common species is easy to hear on warm nights when the males call a deep, sonorous “jug-a-rum, jug-a-rum” that can be heard from half a mile away.

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American Toad

Audio of an American Toad.

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Amphibians and Reptiles

You know them as frogs, toads, snakes, turtles and lizards. Get acquainted with all of Missouri's fascinating herptiles, including 43 amphibians and 75 species and subspecies of reptiles.

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Throughout most of Missouri, the inch-long northern spring peeper is an audible harbinger of spring.

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Remember how much fun you had as a kid when you stalked pond edges with a flashlight looking for frog eyes?

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Leopard frogs are often called meadow frogs because during early summer they frequent wet, grassy fields, where they search for insects.

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A green frog sits at the edge of a pool.

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See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder.

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Boreal chorus frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

Image of Boreal chorus frog.

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