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It's getting out of control! | by Mike D. Martin
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It's getting out of control!

Things have a tendency to get a little out of control when the right conditions arise after a dry spell. This photo shows two different species: a male ornate chorus frog (Pseudacris ornata, right) and a female southern chorus frog (Pseudacris nigrita, left) in amplexus. However, I do not think this represents much other than an overzealous breeding male going after another frog that happened to be swimming by. In fact, you'll occasionally hear weird calls made by males, which in some cases are made to warn other calling males they've gotten too close, and in other cases to warn touchy-feely males they've grabbed the wrong frog. However, this ornate chorus frog held his grip and the southern chorus frog appeared not to struggle.

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Taken on February 9, 2013