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My mom found this in her back yard today. It looks to be very young, still has part of the tadpole tail.
It is a light greenish color with lighter green to yellow legs. Some light spots, smooth, ~ 1 and 1/2 long. Does anyone Know what type of frog it is?

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Hard to say. We need to know where it was found (state and county is probably sufficient), and it would help to see important features in focus, like toe pads and the hidden parts of the legs.
 

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hmm..I can't tell from the pic - it would help if you told us the geographic location.
 

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Louisville, KY. There is a man-maid pond in the neighborhood. My mom found it yesterday in her garage, made dad "scare it off" but didnt really work.. it was on her patio today and not interested in going anywhere.
 

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Best guess would be a gray treefrog of some sort, IF it has distinct toe pads, and then it would be impossible to determine which species. However, I can't see the length of the digits, size of the toe tips, extent of webbing, size of the eardrum, arrangement of glandular ridges behind the eyes [if any]. The color and pattern are of minimal use, and the above characters are needed to even tell which family it belongs to.
 

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That last one is more useful. I think bullfrog is the best guess. No dorsolateral folds, eyes more or less dorsal, body shape of a ranid, extensive foot webbing, webless fingers, and no toepads at all. Trouble is, bullfrogs usually disappear into the water with a squeak the moment you get anywhere near them. Posing is NOT something small ones are inclined to do, since they're lunch for pretty much everything capable of swallowing them.
 
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This looks like a Green Frog (Rana clamitans) to me. They look very similar to American Bullfrogs, but they are smaller and, from my experience, stray farther from water.
 

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Thank you for the info.. so now I guess I shall research the two and see what I come up with.
 
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I thought green frog as well, but green frogs have dorsolateral ridges which bullfrogs lack.
Yes, most fully morphed adult Green Frogs have dorsolateral ridges (I've seen some where the dorsolateral ridge was reduced), but this frog is still in the process of morphing.
 
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