Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Our Exciting Visitor

Today instead of letters we found this beautiful little guy in our mailbox. Our neighbour said he is a Southern Leopard Frog - though he has suction cups which the pictures on the internet don't match. We're still looking for a better match. He stayed in a jar for a little while we named him, examined him, then we (not me) touched and held him, then let him go off to join his friends. Rocky is an amazing jumper, and feels slimy and smooth and bumpy.

NOTE: We found that he is a Cuban Treefrog who is an invasive species to Florida and poses a major threat to local animals. He is a voracious eater and people have found that seeing one in their yard means disappearance of the smaller native Florida frogs. It is suggested that we euthanise him! So we caught him again and he is now living in our tank as our pet. Click here to read more about them.

Update: We found another Cuban Tree Frog in a tree. Now there are two in our aquarium. Will they reproduce?


Kanika Bahl said...

did they reproduce?? :)

Maggie said...

so sweet that you kept him as a pet instead...

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