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Boreal chorus frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

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Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal Chorus Frog (Western Chorus Frog)

Pseudacris maculata
More often heard than seen, the boreal chorus frog calls with a vibrating “prrreeep” that rises in pitch at the end. It lasts one or two seconds and sounds like someone running a fingernail over the teeth of a pocket comb. For a long time, our species was called the western chorus frog, but scientists now recognize it as a separate species.

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Bullfrog

Bullfrogs and green frogs up for grabs June 30

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Missouri’s annual frogging season runs from June 30 to Oct. 31.

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Cape Girardeau Nature Center offers women’s frog-gigging clinic

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Some lucky southeast Missouri women will learn to gig frogs at a free event offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

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Cave Salamander

Eurycea lucifuga
This common amphibian of the Ozark Plateau lives in caves, springs and rocky streams. Recognize it by its normally bright orange skin dotted with dark brown or black spots.

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Eastern American Toad

Anaxyrus americanus americanus (formerly Bufo americanus)
The eastern American toad is medium-sized, with horizontal pupils and with a kidney-shaped gland behind each eye. Despite their rough complexion, most people find these common, harmless toads endearing.

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Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Gastrophryne carolinensis
The eastern narrow-mouthed toad is an unusual, plump little amphibian that is seldom seen. There is a fold of skin behind its narrow, pointed head. It occurs in the southern half of the state.

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Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Audio of an Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad.

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Eastern Spadefoot

Video of an eastern spadefoot in the wild.

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Eastern Spadefoot

Scaphiopus holbrookii
The eastern spadefoot is a stout, toadlike amphibian with large, protruding eyes, vertically elliptical pupils, short legs, and large feet. In Missouri, it occurs in eastern counties along the Mississippi River and in the Bootheel.

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