Found in open woods, prairies, old fields and agricultural areas.
Habits and Life History
Breeds from January to April, calling from thick vegetation in wetlands. This species prefers to breed in open wetlands such as flooded fields, wet prairies and flooded ditches. Also uses open temporary ponds in wooded areas.
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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