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Chiricahua Leopard Frog

The Chiricahua leopard frog has a distinctive call that sounds like a snore for 1 to 2 seconds duration.

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Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse

The Preble’s jumping mouse has large back feet and legs and can jump up to 3 ft/1 m in a single leap. However, jumping is reserved for extraordinary circumstances and stress. They generally move about by walking or by taking very small hops. This species can also swim.

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Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog

Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs will produce a mink- or garlic-like odor when disturbed or threatened. This odor is used to discourage predators.

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Relict Leopard Frog

The relict leopard frog was thought to be extinct in the 1950’s. It was rediscovered along the Virgin and Muddy Rivers in the 1990’s. This frog has not been seen in Utah along the Virgin River near St. George since 1950 and is thought to be extirpated from the state.

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Lowland Leopard Frog

The lowland leopard frog breeds year-round.  Tadpoles can take a year or more to reach adulthood.

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Northern Red-legged Frog

Northern red-legged frogs come back to the pond where they were tadpoles. Females even lay their eggs in the same location within the breeding pond each year.

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California Red-legged Frog

Many historians and scientists believe that the California red-legged frog inspired Mark Twain’s short story Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

These bees are unique among other North American bumble bees in that the queen’s color pattern differs from that of the worker bees in the colony. The rusty patched bumble bee queen does not have a rusty patch.

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Western Harvest Mouse

Western harvest mice are active year-round and produce multiple litters each year. One captive female produced seven litters totally 17 young in one year.

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