Frog: Snoring Puddle

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Frog: Snoring Puddle

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Snoring Puddle Frog - Phrynobatrachus natalensis

Appearance

Squat-bodied.
Colour, skin texture, variable.
With or without dorsal stripes.
Horizontal pupils.
Belly plain whitish.
Male has skin folds along jawline.
Feet webbed.
Call: Continuous snoring two or three per second, often in choruses.
Habitat: Pools or marshland throughout Eastern half of region.

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Take time each day to be with nature
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