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Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog
|Photographer: William Flaxington
ID: 0000 0000 0803 0233 (2003-08-07)
Copyright © 2004 William Flaxington
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|date of photo Aug 2, 2003
location Inyo National Forest, elevation 3000 m (9842 ft.) (Inyo County, California, US)family Ranidaehabitat Sub-alpine Fir Forest (meadow stream)notes Locally abundant, adults, sub-adults, and tadpoles seen every few feet of stream. This stream originates as a spring, filtering up through the earth to conceivably supplying healthy, pollution free water. In other areas, this species has been extirpated due to pollution, disturbance of habitat, and introduced trout and Rana catesbeiana. Unfortunately, this locality may too be in jeopardy, large herds of cattle disturb/trample shoreline and defecate in stream water. Native Americans frequenting the region mentioned, rather than removing cattle new herds are being brought to the area. Due to the abundance of amphibian prey, Thamnophis elegans are easily found about stream.photo category: Animal - Amphibian
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