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    Hi, I found these tadpoles in our pool cover early summer in west Michigan. Could someone please help me identify what these are? It's hard to get a decent picture of these guys but I hope these pics help.


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    Hello and welcome to frog forum!

    Those look like Pickerel frog tadpoles to me although i may be wrong
    could also be leopard frogs

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    It's admittedly kinda hard to identify them when they are this small. If they don't get any bigger, they could be wood frog tads but if they get to be 2x or 3x the size they could be some sort of leopard frog tadpole.

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    Thanks for the input. I'm starting to think they might be eastern gray tree frog tadpoles. We had one in our back yard for the longest time and the tadpoles seem to resemble them. Here's some pictures I took today from one who just grew arms last night. Can anyone verify if they might be eastern Grays?



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    They definitely look to be some sort of arboreal frog! It's weird because Eastern Gray tads usually have a reddish color on their tails. We'll know more once they absorb their tails! Keep us posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogman1031 View Post
    They definitely look to be some sort of arboreal frog! It's weird because Eastern Gray tads usually have a reddish color on their tails. We'll know more once they absorb their tails! Keep us posted!
    I found out they are eastern grey tree frogs! Took these photos over the past few days. Cute little guys


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    Beautiful frogs! They definetly are either Hyla versicolor or Hyla chrysoscelis, the two are near indistinguishable aside from their calls and cell differences you could only see in a lab. Can't wait to see more photos of them!

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