Inhabit Bullfrogs in the eastern and central states of the United States, as well as in the southeast of Canada (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). These amphibians are the largest representatives of the family of “real frogs”. The length of their body can reach 25 centimeters, but more often there are 17-20 centimeters. Bullfrog weight can reach 600 grams. The record was recorded in 1949, when the frog was caught in Washington State at 3.25 kilograms !!!
Males have a greenish-olive or olive-brown color with dark spots or divorces. The males behind the eyes are placed large resonators, thanks to which during the mating season they make deafening sounds, so reminiscent of mooing. In fact, frogs got their second name for it.
“Bulls” are most active at night, and in the afternoon they sleep in shallow water or burrow into the coastal soil.
These amphibians are omnivorous. The taste is not choosy, and can eat anything that moves and that will fit them in the mouth. Lunch becomes insects, small rodents, reptiles, chicks, amphibians, smaller relatives and even young alligators. There is a case where one giant bullfrog swallowed a 44-centimeter deadly coral aspidum. And nothing, alive and well.
The breeding season for them comes with the advent of the rainy season and when the water temperature reaches 21 C. Bullfrogs gather in small water bodies, and the males begin to tighten their “mooing” croaking, calling on the females.
After mating after 2 days the female lays the first batch of caviar, in which there are from 3000 to 4000 eggs. Then, with an interval of 3 weeks, she mows 2 more masonry. Caviar is attached to algae or floating plants. Tadpoles appear after 2 months. They are quite large – 15-20 centimeters in length. Olive with large protruding eyes. Development of tadpoles lasts 2 years. But puberty reaches only 20% of tadpoles. The rest is eaten either by bullfrogs themselves, or by other inhabitants of the reservoir.
The French probably are delighted with such a delicacy as the feet of this frog. Because of the diverse gastronomic predilections of people, these frogs were specially planted in special nurseries.