Category Archives: Amphibians

frogs, toads, newts

Japanese Tree Frog

This tree frog was sitting on the guard rail at the side of the road, contemplating the view across a pond. It didn’t move even when I stuck the camera right in its face!! Information on the Amphibiaweb site: here … Continue reading

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Black-spotted pond frog

Driving home from the Education Center in Sasaguri, I came across a nice little park on the side of a mountain. The pond was full of life, including lots of these black-spotted pond frogs (tonosama-gaeru) and their tadpoles (otamajakushi). Amphibia: … Continue reading

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Bullfrog

Managed to catch another huge bullfrog (ushigaeru ) on the way home last night. It seemed to be dazzled by my headlights and wasn’t too difficult to catch. I showed it to the kids and then took it to a … Continue reading

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Bullfrog

I was driving home in the rain late last night, when this huge bullfrog leapt out in front of the car. I swerved to avoid it then jumped out of the car to try to catch it. Just managed to … Continue reading

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