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Wood Frog 

Traits: Small amphibian with moist skin, no scales or claws, long hind legs, short forelegs, large mouth; animal (vertebrate)

Habitat: Forests, muskeg, tundra; adults live on land, but breed in water. Eggs and tadpoles live only in water.

Foods: Adults eat flies, true bugs, lacewings, dragonflies. Larvae eat algae and small aquatic plants.

Eaten by: Pike, sandhill cranes, jays, crows, grebes, loons, mink, river otters; larvae are eaten by certain insects and fish.

Do You Know? Wood frogs can survive temperatures as low as 21°F.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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