Identification: The tan-colored Pickerel Frog has smooth skin and parallel lines of blotches running down its back. Other colorings are a light stripe along the jaw, and the underside of the hind legs is bright yellow to orange. Its voice is a steady, low-pitched croak (but while underwater, its sound may change to a rolling snore).
Location: The Pickerel frog is found throughout most eastern states except in the extreme southeast.
Habitat: Pickerel Frogs live in streams, swamps, and meadows -- generally any damp area with slow moving water (preferably with low, dense vegetation).
Other: The Pickerel Frog produces an irritating skin secretion which makes this frog unappealing to certain predators and can possibly kill other frogs kept in the same container.