Saturday, May 31, 2008

Birdfeeder Treefrog

Yeah, I know, it sounds wierd, but we found this treefrog sitting right in our birdfeeder. This birdfeeder was a gift to my Mom and it's meant to keep out squirrels (works pretty well) but apparently it looked attractive to this little guy. This is either a Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) or a Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis). These species are visually indistinguishable, so the only way to tell them apart is by listening to their calls. According to FrogWatch, Cope's Gray Treefrog trills a bit faster than the other. We didn't hear this guy utter even one weak "croak". So, we're still not sure what he was, but he stuck around for about 2 days and then either left or got eaten. Welcome to the Jungle!

He's down there in the lower left corner.

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