What kind of frog is this?

Asked October 30, 2016, 5:43 PM EDT

This frog appeared in our backyard fish pond a couple of months ago. I think it looks like a leopard frog. Someone told me it's not. It would be nice to know either way. Thanks!

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

The frog looks like it may be a Pickerel frog. Look at the attached link for photos and more information regarding diagnostic features
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/herps/Anura.aspx?FrogToadName=Pickerel%20Fro...

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