Note brightly colored thighs and groin.
Commonly Confused Native Species:
Size: A medium sized frog measuring 1.5 to 3 inches in length.
Color: The dorsum is light tan in color with darker brown
squares arranged between two longitudinal cream
colored lines. The thighs and groin are colored bright
yellow or orange. The venter is white. Can be
distinguished from the leopard frog by its square not
circular brown markings and its brightly colored thighs
Behavior: When encountered pickerel frogs may freeze in place
crouching low to the ground relying on their cryptic
coloration to conceal their presence against the
background vegetation. If concealment does not work
they are quick to flee.
Habitat: Common in a variety of aquatic habitats and associated
uplands. Often seen along open water edges, wet
meadows and wooded swamps.