Found in mixed pine-hardwood forests, bottomlands and urban areas. Also found in pine forests and even clear-cut areas.
Habits and Life History
Breeds from April to July in ponds, swamps and roadside ditches. May also use sluggish streams, lake margins and temporary wetlands. This species is commonly seen hoping on road on warm nights in the spring and summer.
Prey and Hunting Techniques
Temperament and Defense
State Distribution and Abundance
- Behler, J. L., and F. W. King. 1979 (1987). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd ed. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 743 pp.
- Conant, R., and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed., Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 616 pp.
- Trauth, S. E., H. W. Robison, and M. V. Plummer. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville. 421 pp.
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