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Name: Chuck M.
Status: student
Age: 19
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Date: Thursday, June 06, 2002

How far will frogs travel on land, especially during mating season? I am interested in the movement range's of only those frogs located in Northern New York. (Bull Frogs, Mink Frogs, Northern Leopard frogs, Gray tree frogs, spring peepers, and Green Frogs.) I have been unable to locate this information. Thank you!

I have not been able to find any specific information either. However, frogs in general do not stray far from their home, probably no more than a few feet in most cases. However, young frogs may disperse overland to new habitat, or adults may attempt to go overland to escape drought. I think travel distance even in these cases would be short, probably less than a mile, but that is only a guess.

J. Elliott

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