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Reptiles and Amphibians of North Dakota

Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)

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Northern leopard frogs are found throughout North Dakota in almost any body of water. Their color may vary from green to gray and the spots may or may not be present. They are powerful swimmers and can leap five to six feet to avoid capture. These frogs are one of the first amphibians to emerge from hibernation in the spring. They mate in ponds and females lay up to 2,000 eggs which are attached to aquatic vegetation. Their diet includes insects, worms, and other frogs.

Another name for the leopard frog is the "meadow frog." During the summer you may encounter these frogs far away from water.

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