California Tree Frog

Another backyard friend – California Tree Frog

Nocturnal. Takes shelter in shaded rock crevices or small depressions on boulders near water during the day. Eats insects, spiders, centipedes and other invertebrates. Typically found around canyon streams and rocky washes with permanent quiet pools. Found in desert streams and palm oases, coastal streams, and up into the mountain pine belt. Call is a quick low-pitched duck-like quacking that ends abruptly and is given repeatedly. Tadpoles metamorphose 40 – 75 days after hatching.

 

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