Pickerel Frog – 8/20/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/20/10

Observation Time: 7:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Pickerel Frog

Scientific Name: Rana palustris

Comments: The skin secretions of a stressed pickerel frog are known to be toxic to other frogs, as many a novice frog catcher has found when he finds only the pickerel frogs still alive in his bucket. These secretions can also be moderately irritating if they come in contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or broken skin. It is advisable to wash one’s hands after handling pickerel frogs.

More Information: Wikipedia

Pickerel Frog