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Unread 07-21-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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Default Itty bitty frog on my hydrangea...

I was startled today when I saw this tiny, less than 1" long, froggie thing on a leaf of my hydrangea. It was green on the top and brown on the bottom - like maybe he was some kind of chameleon frog or something.

Can't remember ever seeing one of these before.

Really interesting little froggie thing. What is he???
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Unread 07-21-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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This "what is it" stuff is my favs...what area so you live in?
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Unread 07-21-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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I'm in Missouri ... new to the area. I just freaked when I found him sitting there. I need to see if my digital camera's battery is any good. It's been in storage for a while...

Are there tiny frogs that change colors like a chameleon?
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Unread 07-21-2008, 06:16 PM
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Check this out...Missouri's Toads and Frogs (http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/herpetol/frog/ - broken link)
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Unread 07-21-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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Great link Nitram!
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Unread 07-21-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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Default Cool site...

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Check this out...Missouri's Toads and Frogs (http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/herpetol/frog/ - broken link)
Cool site. Thanks, Nitram.

I just went back outside to take a good look at him. He's still there!

I'm still waiting for some of the pictures to download. I'll let you know what I figure out.
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Unread 07-21-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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He's closest to the Tree Frog - and he is in the leaves of my hydrangea. But the mark around his center and bottom is brown and he's much smaller.

I just went back and looked at him... so I'm sure of the coloring.

http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/herpetol/frog/images/frog10.jpg (broken link)
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Unread 07-21-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Were you able to take a picture? I haven't seen a frog in ages.
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Unread 07-21-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Were you able to take a picture? I haven't seen a frog in ages.
The battery on my digital camera is dead. I will be taking care of that tomorrow... maybe I'll see him again!

The top of him was the color of the tree frog in that picture. The bottom of him was the color of bark. It really was like he was camoflaged... to match the tree.

He was maybe 3/4" long. Tiny little guy.

From reading about the tree frog on the site Nitram sent they hide in foliage in the day time and hunt at night.

I bet it was a some type of tree frog. Cute!
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Unread 07-22-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Default tree frog

I stepped out onto the porch the other night to make sure I'd watered the plants (couldn't remembert) and there was a tree frog on the front door frame. I ran in and got my camera...will post photo when I get home.


Several nights later, went out to water the catnip and he jumped out of the catnip onto the table....scared the bejesus out of me...now I look before I splash....he's been there every evening after 10:00pm....
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