Spot the frogs

September 22, 2015 • 10:15 am

by Greg Mayer

As a preview of an upcoming post on frogs and toads, a chance to practice your spotting skills. No real difficulty here, but you need to spot all of them.

Green frogs (Rana clamitans about to enter Greenquist Pond, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 20 Sept. 2015.
Green frogs (Rana clamitans) entering Greenquist Pond, Kenosha, WI, 20.ix.2015.

As we’ll see in the upcoming post, these are “rescue frogs”.

39 thoughts on “Spot the frogs

  1. I see three, erm, motherhoppers, with the legs of a 4th at far-left.
    The normal click-to-expand facility isn’t working, if it was meant to be there.

    1. What I think is a 5th one is a small frog near the lower left corner, facing away. It is sitting sort of cross-wise on a stick.

        1. It’s 4, that one is a rolled up leaf.

          For PC users who can’t zoom, control + scroll wheel will enlarge the whole page.

    1. I’m on a tablet so am having no problem zooming. No matter how hard I look, I can only see the four that are easy to spot and quite obvious. The hardest to see without zooming is the one in the top centre, but even that’s very clear on zoom.

      There’s lots of stuff that looks like it could be a frog, but for me, they don’t pass the zoom test.

      Now I’m going to look like a complete prat when we’re told there are actually seven or something.

    1. Try near the lower RIGHT corner, kind of sitting cross-wise on a stick. About half the size of the other frogs.
      C’mon, I am looking for proof I am not totally insane. I worry sometimes…

        1. And on my laptop, “control” while using the mouse scroll wheel. (Someone’s mentioned this above.)

          Of course this won’t work for the mice-less.

          1. Aha, yes ctrl scroll wheel! I knew about that work around, but forgot. And yes, the snout of frog number five is poking out on the bottom left next to a leaf.

            1. Ahh, now I think I see what you’re talking about, and it’s not what I thought before. We’re talking about something (spoiler alert) right above the letters “an” in clamitans, right?

              1. Hmmm. That could be a frog’s snout. The Fifth Element! The Supreme Frog! Can it be reconstructed?

                But, not enough to go by to say for sure. Perhaps the person who took the picture is the only one who could confirm.

            1. Ah, yes, IE does too–that little icon on the status bar…

              Guess there’s a method to suit everyone’s ergonomic esthetic.

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