Spot the frogs!

Reader Peter took this photo today, and it contains frogs. Can you find at least two? (I’ve seen two but no more.)

Be sure to enlarge the photo for your hunt. I’ll post the reveal at noon Chicago time.  I’d call this one pretty difficult. If you saw them, let us know in the comments, but please don’t say where they are.

Peter’s notes:

Whenever I’m traveling and see hard-to-find wildlife I think of you. There are at least two frogs (or toads) in this picture that I took in Nara, Japan today.


  1. GBJames
    Posted May 26, 2019 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I see one for sure and one for not-so-sure.

    • Debbie Coplan
      Posted May 26, 2019 at 9:46 am | Permalink

      same here—

      • Sabine Stevens
        Posted May 26, 2019 at 10:34 am | Permalink

        Same. Love the lily Pads!

    • Posted May 26, 2019 at 10:34 am | Permalink

      Here also. It will be interesting to see if all our ‘maybe’ frogs are the same.

  2. Posted May 26, 2019 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I found two “sure frogs”

  3. cicely berglund
    Posted May 26, 2019 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    One for sure. And now there are eyes all over the place plus the naked toes of a drowned(?) person.

  4. Nicolaas Stempels
    Posted May 26, 2019 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Yes I’d rate this one “easy”, but I’m not 100% sure the one in the foreground actually is a frog.

    The difference between frogs and toads makes sense in Europe, where toads are the Bufo type and frogs the Rana type. Toads have a bumpy, dryish skin and lay their eggs in chains, while frogs are smooth and lay their eggs in a cluster. Is that the same in North America?
    Once out of Europe (and North America?) there is no clear distinction, since there is so much more variation. Also in their ways of laying eggs. loose or in their backs, you name it.

  5. rickflick
    Posted May 26, 2019 at 1:09 pm | Permalink


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