Spring Peeper
  • small tree frog widespread throughout the eastern United States
  • size between 0.75 and 1.5 inches
  • have a dark cross on their backs roughly in the shape of an X
  • eats small bugs such as spiders, ants, and water-bugs
  • predators include: great diving beetle larvae (when the peeper is in tadpole form), snakes, skunks, and larger frogs
  • In very cold weather, they hibernate under logs and loose bark
  • nocturnal frogs, so they are mostly heard but not seen
  • extremely loud mating call which gives them the name "peeper".
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