A blue frog in Vermont!?
This frog has the pointed snout and ridges extending down the body of a green frog, but this frog is blue! Although the name suggests otherwise, green frogs can be a range of colors – from brown to tan, and from many shades of green to occasionally blue.
In most green frogs, blue and yellow skin pigments stack on top of each other to display their green color. Very occasionally, a green frog is missing the yellow pigments and appears blue.
Perhaps this coloration is so rare because it could make the green frogs more noticeable to predators like bullfrogs, snapping turtles, great blue herons, raccoons, otters, and minks!
Can you tell which frog is a green frog and which one is a bullfrog?