Last night just before going to bed I took a look outside to check the weather. “Oh, wow! It’s raining. Yeah!” Quickly I grabbed my camera, coat, hat and keys and jumped into the car to drive up to the small pond where the Wood Frogs in my area congregate to have a frog orgy. They call it explosive breeding. I have seen it before at this location but it isn’t something one can tire of.
I didn’t hear them calling their usually high-pitched trill. Probably this weekend if it isn’t raining and I am out hiking I will hear that call. It is a really neat sound.
They were heading to a pond that is surrounded by stickers so climbing through them in the dark and rain to the waters edge was no easy task. Like the female frogs, I was drawn to the males quacking call. Most of these frogs also looked young. Click on the photos for closer views and check out the eye shine. I never noticed before how blue it is.
Sometimes they get mixed up and two males will approach each other like these two. I saw them quickly touch, squabble and leave all with in a second or two.