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At the Gopher Frog Release Site

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This week, I had the opportunity to join Dr Maerz from UGA with Robert Hill and David Brothers from Zoo Atlanta to help sample Gopher frogs at the release site in Early County, GA. Gopher frogs (Lithobates capito) inhabit burrows but don't build them themselves. They 'share' underground accommodations made by Gopher tortoises, Pocket gophers and mother nature (i.e. tree stumps).

It's not easy to find a frog which lives underground ... and this was my first opportunity to use a camera scope (am LED lit camera at the end of a 20' snake) so we could see down these long subterranean  burrows. We were looking for released Gopher frogs that were still making a living at the release site.


I had a wonderful time in south Georgia, and I hope to have many more opportunities there!

Exhibit update

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Rocket frogs in the frogPOD

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Species Spotlight: Eyelash Marsupial Frogs

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