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Lowland Leopard Frog

lowland leopard frog

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Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) In the Sonoran Desert, lowland leopard frogs inhabit places with permanent water such as canyon pools and streams. This aquatic species often jumps into the water to escape capture. They breed year-round, and tadpoles take a year or more to reach adulthood. Lowland leopard frogs are a species of special concern at Saguaro National Park, as prolonged drought has caused pools that once held frogs to go dry.

Length: 1 4/5 - 3 2/5 in (4.6 - 8.6 cm)

Diet: Mostly insects

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Fire

Buffelgrass burns at 1300-1600 F, hot enough to melt aluminum and the fire can travel near the speed of the wind. Even in moderate weather, it can travel at 2-3 mph with 12-18 ft flame lengths, making it a real threat to the lives of firefighters