Predation of a brown bat (Vespertilionidae) by a Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) in Ontario, Canada

Authors

  • Christopher Bunt Biotactic Incorporated
  • Jeremy J. Webster
  • Bailey Jacobson
  • Fabio Vilella

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v135i1.2579

Keywords:

Green Frog, Lithobates clamitans, Vespertilionidae, Big Brown Bat, Eptesicus fuscus, opportunistic feeding, first record, amphibians, bat

Abstract

On 31 July 2019, a Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) was observed consuming a Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) at Meux Creek, Neustadt, Ontario. The bat was likely roosting at a nearby undercut bank when it was predated by the frog, which required nearly 90 min to consume its prey. This is the first record of a Green Frog consuming a bat species in Canada.

Author Biography

Christopher Bunt, Biotactic Incorporated

President and CEO, Executive Director of Research

Published

2021-06-23

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