Moor Frogs have woken up from hibernation

Moor Frogs have woken up from hibernation

European Moor Frogs have woken up

The Moor Frogs (Rana arvalis) have finally woken up. Normally they leave their hibernating homes around the half of March. This year, they are much later because of the prolonged cold weather in March.

The Moor frog resembles the brown frog. He however has a more pointed snout and usually a wide light colored stripe on his back. The main difference between the two frogs is a lump on one toe of the hind leg. This protuberance is much thicker on the Moor frogĀ  than on the brown frog. Such a cusp is useful when digging a hole for his winter home. Moor frogs hibernate namely on land and not in the water.

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