Southern Leopard Frog
Rana sphenocephala

Size: 2 - 3 1/2 inches
Southeastern 1/2 of the state.  The southern leopard frog is a common inhabitant of ponds and lakes.  Primarily a nocturnal species, the southern leopard frog can be found quite a distance from water, such as in lawns and flower gardens.  They can be heard during their breeding season (fall-spring) as the males "chuckle".