Mating common frogs

Mating common frogs

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Caption: Mating common frogs (Rana temporaria). Two males compete for one female, both by grasping onto her, a process called amplexus. The male on her back is likely to be successful. This frog is found throughout Europe and will mate each year in the same breeding ground where it attracts a mate through a courtship ritual of croaking.

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