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|date of photo Mar 1, 2004
location Ingham County (Michigan, US)family Ranidaehabitat small pond in wetland complexnotes This frog was dead in shallow water, found just after the ice melted on the pond. The frog shows the symptom called 'red leg,' which may rrepresent a bacterial infection due to a suppressed immune system, in turn possibly due to an unknown environmental stress. Leopard Frog numbers plummeted in Michigan in the 1960s and 1970s, and still have not fully recovered-- populations in lower mid-Michigan are unstable. It is not unusual to find dead Leopard Frogs in early spring; Green Frogs (Rana clamitans) living in this same habitat do not show this symptom or similar mortality.camera Nikon N90S 35mmphoto category: Animal - Amphibian
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Northern Leopard Frog (AW )
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