Banded Bullfrog

Kaloula pulchra
Gray, 1831
Lat Krabang, Thailand. February 23, 2016.

Walking along a raised sidewalk near the rice fields at night, we encountered a Kaloula, which promptly hopped off the walkway into the vegetation below. I could only manage a photo with the frog’s head blocked by plant material. I thought we might see another on our nocturnal walks, but none appeared, and I thought I had blown my only shot at this species. Walking back from dinner on our last night in Lat Krabang, we passed over a canal that cut through town, and looking over the side of the bridge, I spotted a Kaloula perched on a tree stump, about five feet off the ground. It wasn’t my idea of an ideal encounter, but you take what you can get sometimes.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Thailand Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.  

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