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This spring peeper blends in with the colorful fallen leaves that blanket the ground in a wooded area in Minnesota. Although spring peppers have toe pads that enable them to climb, they seem more comfortable on the forest floor where they make themselves at home among bark, leaves, and logs. The spring peeper's binomial name, crucifer, means "cross-bearer" in Latin, a reference to the distinguishing dark "X" on its back. The frogs common name comes from its high-pitched...
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