These are American bullfrog tadpoles. Tadpoles are baby frogs. The female bullfrog lays up to 20,000 eggs. The tadpoles hatch from the eggs in 3-5 days. Then the tadpoles swim around and slowly turn into frogs. It can take 2 summers before they are frogs. They live in ponds and lakes in the United States. The tadpoles eat algae, organic material, and insect larvae. They are about 5 inches long.
We took this picture at Milwaukee Public Museum on October 29, 2010.