A subspecies of the northern cricket frog, Blanchard’s cricket frog is the most aquatic type of tree frog in North America. Small enough to fit on a soup spoon, adults measure just 16 to 38 mm in length. They have a warty appearance, pointed snout and a V-shaped mark between the eyes. However, it’s the breeding call of the male that really sets them apart — a distinctive rasping noise that sounds like pebbles being rapidly clicked together.
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