Northern Spring Peeper
April 16, 2005- Madison County, Missouri
It's hard to believe that I hadn't found a Spring Peeper before this. I had heard them calling many times before,
but never actually gotten a hold of one or taken photos, so I didn't count it... until now.
We were at a cheap motel, and it was after a long day of hiking. I noticed a chirping noise coming from behind
the motel, the call of crucifer. I decided to finally take the time to find one of these tiny hylids, in of
all places, a septic pond! With the help of a friend, Adam Nadler, we located a few of these frogs, and I finally took
pictures of a frog that had eluded me for too long. Oh yeah, I washed my hands several times after the photo session!