U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:33 PM
 
4,541 posts, read 10,004,978 times
Reputation: 2182

Advertisements

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???
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
1,055 posts, read 2,943,093 times
Reputation: 890
This "what is it" stuff is my favs...what area so you live in?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2008, 07:13 PM
 
4,541 posts, read 10,004,978 times
Reputation: 2182
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?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
32,552 posts, read 29,374,338 times
Reputation: 85967
Check this out...Missouri's Toads and Frogs (http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/herpetol/frog/ - broken link)
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
1,055 posts, read 2,943,093 times
Reputation: 890
Great link Nitram!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2008, 07:26 PM
 
4,541 posts, read 10,004,978 times
Reputation: 2182
Default Cool site...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitram View Post
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2008, 07:39 PM
 
4,541 posts, read 10,004,978 times
Reputation: 2182
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)
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
7,329 posts, read 12,550,914 times
Reputation: 6515
Were you able to take a picture? I haven't seen a frog in ages.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2008, 10:10 PM
 
4,541 posts, read 10,004,978 times
Reputation: 2182
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flamingo13 View Post
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!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-22-2008, 11:34 AM
 
821 posts, read 2,353,755 times
Reputation: 489
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....
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2016, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, - Top