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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 28, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #4130438

Oh my gosh, this one scared the crap out of me when I opened the pool gate! It was hanging on to both gate and post and stretched out like a rubber band!
It has toes like a gecko and was quite warty. I have not seen one like it here before!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 28, 2007
12:52 AM

Post #4130444

Another view. It was quite lively, and so after a fun chase around the house, I caught it and put it back in the garden near to where I found it.

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missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

October 28, 2007
12:53 PM

Post #4131529

Weed W - Hello Dorothy here.
Was the frog a putty color or did it have those pinks and greens that show up on the second photo? I wonder about it taking on color ...it so matches the fabric that it shown under it. Thanks for the photo - I am going to pass it onto my son who loves frogs. (and spent his entire saving trying to 'save' his frog after it got some kind of mite from the food he bought.) The mites didn't kill the frog...the vet's prescribed dip did tho.
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



October 28, 2007
7:26 PM

Post #4132665

I am pretty sure you have a Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria peroni): http://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Litoria/peroni/

One diagnostic feature is the way the pupil of the eye appears like a cross. This shows well in both your pictures.

We have twice had them appear on our windows on a summer night. They were a big surprise, because here in Churchill, Victoria, we are outside their recorded range, but I have learned since that they have been expanding their range in Victoria.

Here is one I pictured down here:

Kennedy

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 28, 2007
9:08 PM

Post #4132924

Hi Dorothy, it was that colour when I found it, although it was on a cream gate.
Thanks Kennedy, by the look of your pic, you've hit the nail on the head, so it probly is that colour in general. I have to go and look it up now. DH is a frogaholic and is chuffed at the sudden increase in our frog population and diversity. I said its because we've gone organic and our eco system supports them, he said "Codswollop!" I say "Cribbit!"
Sue
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

October 29, 2007
12:55 AM

Post #4133598

chuffed and codswollop... is good..yes?
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 29, 2007
6:46 AM

Post #4134565

Chuffed is Stoked (yeah good!)
Codswollop, is rubbish, bulls#%t, and phooey.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

October 29, 2007
5:18 PM

Post #4135849

I'm at work now...surrounded on all sides by Codswollop...;0)
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 30, 2007
9:18 AM

Post #4138511

Yeah, well I'm chuffed to be at home but I'm sick of the codswollop on T.V

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