Frogs - Michael Benard

Please enjoy these amphibian and reptile photos by Mike Benard.  You can use the links below to navigate between different galleries.  If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email:


Gray Treefrog by swimming pool

A Cope's Gray Tree Frog seen singing next to a swimming pool. This is an example of an "ecological trap", where an animal's natural responses to cues cause inappropriate behavioral responses to human disturbances. In this case, the frog is mistakenly singing next to a swimming pool, even though its tadpoles could not survive the chlorinated water.

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