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Old 01-24-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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frog ~Live intro~

We stopped at the entrance of the Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest for info and one of the brochures came with a live introuction!

~Live intro~-p1040325ed.jpg Roger brought him to the car for me to photograph and then he jumped off the brochure

~Live intro~-p1040332ed.jpg and on to the steering wheel! Then Roger had to grab the camera for this shot while I was ready to catch the little guy if he jumped again. We didn't want him getting lost on the car floor!

Looks like a tree frog but I didn't ID him.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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Looks like he is ready for a joy ride (like my dog jumping into the car as soon as the door opened). Have fun with your new buddy! He looks like a friendly soul.
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~Live intro~-p1040331.jpg Another view - on Roger's hand
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That is a tree frog but which one I can't tell because using this sprint modem to get online leaves most pictures somewhat degraded unless I push shift+R for each individual pic. There are 8 different types of treefrogs in Fla. Here is a link to the Florida Wildlife Extension site. Maybe you can see these pics better than I can.
Florida Wildlife Extension at UF/IFAS

We have green tree frogs up here in SC and quite a few of them have hitched rides with us when we're out on our boat. They seem to think our boat is a suitable habitat and they've made themselves at home. One evening SF and I had gone out to get some sunset shots on the water and as dusk approached they started up their chorus and the frogs on the banks seemed to be answering them. Then they started crawling out from everywhere! They were in the sink, behind the seats, one was next to the throttle and one very brave frog actually perched himself right smack dab in the middle of the bow of the boat just like the hood ornaments on the front of cars. He probably thougt he was the stuff yanno. I had to drive real slow for fear of blowing him off. I didn't want him to become fish bait.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:05 AM   #5
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Oh, what a cute story! I'll check out that website and try to ID our little friend!

We have a Flickr friend in Manitoba who has uploaded over 8,000 pix on a dial-up!
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:10 AM   #6
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I checked the site and think it is a
Green Treefrog
Hyla cinerea
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:30 AM   #7
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Now I'm having fun all over that website and see that I've actually seen most of the birds listed on their "Rare" page! Some don't seem rare at all where we are and are found along the roads
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Fly by... look at the toe pads, Treefrog Toepads and you will have your id!!!
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:25 PM   #9
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Whew! I've been afraid it could be a Cuban, and like the cigars, they're non-native and illegal here! But I'd say it looks ok, like one of ours. What do you think?
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I believe you may have a Cuban tree frog-
http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/...20Treefrog.pdf

The frog that ate Florida -- literally-
http://www.boatingandfishing.com/New...91505/wl10.htm
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