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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8597321

I keep seeing this little fellow on my deck and the door facing. He/it is a very light color...more grey clay looking. Can anyone identify this for me?
Thanks

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8597323

Maybe this is a clearer picture.

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8597344

Having troubles with the camera today...everything is fuzzy but I think just maybe this one is better still.

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rox_male
Athens, OH

June 7, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8615297

Looks like a grey tree frog.
If so, they come in several color variants from grey, to greenish brown to light grey.
ROX
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8615330

Yes, it is a tree frog (and they can end up in the strangest places at times).

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2011
4:01 PM

Post #8616156

Thanks for responding. I have never seen one the color of this one so I was curious. Looked like it had been coated with either putty or driller's mud.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8616481

They may change color. I've seen some almost white and this one is greenish on top and kind of gray on the bottom (maybe blending into the pecan tree it is attached to).

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2011
10:09 PM

Post #8623350

They sure are cute, Granny. :)

A.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

February 21, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9014997

Post #8615330

Tell me about it - This is Fran the Frog who hitched a ride from Qld to Vic in amongst my Bromeliads. Sadly, he has run away now - I was hoping to get him to a safe place where they take care of lost frogs. Victoria is too cold for this little guy in winter.

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AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9018827

I work for a very large greenhouse that supplies big box retail stores up and down the east coast with annual flowers and poinsettias at Christmas.

My manager called me one day a couple of seasons ago to tell me she'd found a tree frog in one of the poinsettias (in December!) so I drove 80 miles round trip to go collect and save him. I eventually found a nature center that took him in for a forever home. Figured since he was born and lived in a greenhouse it wouldn't do to release him out in the cold, even in the mild weather, he'd have had a hard time adapting.

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9084634

Oh I love tree frogs.
It was raining here a few days ago and I had an encounter with one on my pottting bench. He went back behind some stuff and I carefully went to move it as I was afraid I might have hurt him. There were three of them! When my three year old grand-daughter came over later in the day I had to show her what Bema had found. She's still gets afraid when she encounters wildlife so we try to expose her to it in a positive manner.
Leafhead
Madison, WI

February 17, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9422084

I remember Tree Frogs in SoFla after rainy periods...
there would be "ponds" everywhere, full of tadpoles. We used to catch them and watch them turn into frogs then release them.
How times and populations have changed...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 18, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9423138

I still manage to get some so my granddaughters can watch them develop...so some things haven't change all that much.
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2013
8:59 PM

Post #9533101

These are one of the things I miss about living in the US! Now I'm back home I don't see tree frogs any more. Here's one that was in my echeveria pot one summer in Maine.

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Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9533904

What a cute little froggie! They are out in droves here. My husband actually found one hopping down the stairs (inside) yesterday, LOL.
We have little green and also the little brown tree frogs.
I love hearing them at night and it's always a pleasant surprise to run into one under something on the potting bench.

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