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The Southern Bell Frog is also known as the Growling Grass Frog due to its long growling call followed by short grunts. One of the largest frogs in Australia it is easily recognisable by the torquoise thighs, brownish/gold blotches on the back and pale green stripe down the back.You might consider Growling Grass Frogs lazy as they simply sit and wait for prey to pass by, but this ambush method is perfect as there is lots of food usually available and it saves lots of energy. Often seen basking in the sun during the day these guys tend to be diurnal, more active by day.
As things change Growling Grass Frogs are finding it difficult to cope More than half of the population have disappeared and the number is still dropping.
Habitat loss, which is removing vital vegetation cover and affecting water quality is the main threat, but recently disease and chemical pollution have also been threatening these guys.
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