This is a continuance of my March 19th herping trip with some fellow wildlife students from Ohio University. The first part, covering the salamanders we found, can be found here!
This post will cover the frogs, toad, and some other things we came across that night. So let's jump right in!
Another shot of the Spring Peeper. The diagnostic characteristic is the "X" on the back. This one's "X" is a little hard to make out, but the others we saw that night had very clear X's.
Mesodon, and I'll venture to say it might be Mesodon thyroidus or Mesodon zaletus. Don't hold me to that though.
What's This Bug said it appears to be an Eastern Snail Eater, Scaphinotus elevatus. If that's exactly right, I'm not sure; the beetles are a massive group of insects with insane numbers of species. Getting an exact ID from a photo is hard.
Other animals sighted on the trip include a Virginia Opossum, some species of field mouse, and a group of White-Tailed Deer staring at me from the darkness (the only reason I knew they were there was the reflection of their eyes from my headlamp).
Hope you enjoyed!