Friday, March 16, 2012

Featherless Friday

Since I have been without any feathered friends this week, I thought I'd share an interesting creature I've photographed. I found this Treefrog resting on my car, and he didn't seem to mind the camera so I snapped a few photos. He seemed quite mellow and I was happy he didn't decide to jump on me. I didn't happen to notice how dirty my car was till I viewed the photos!

I believe this is a Cuban Treefrog, an invasive species to Florida. Florida is home to 27 species of frogs, as well as 3 invasive species. I do not  regularly find these around the yard, which from what I've read is a good thing. Cuban Treefrogs are known to be big eaters, consuming large numbers of insects, native frogs, lizards, and even small snakes.



Reference: UF Wildlife- Johnson Lab

11 comments:

  1. he sure is beautiful, though! gorgeous eyes! :)

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  2. and if that's your idea of a dirty car... well, just come out to the country for a spell... :)

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  3. Beautiful shots, love the third!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Mette

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  4. Have a great weekend Tammy and I am wondering if there is anything that you do photo that does not turn out spectacular. A frog on a car and it is extraordinary through your lens.I will keep trying!

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  5. Very nice and detailed photos although I don't like frogs.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Greetings, Miklos

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  6. Great shots Tammy..... nice sharpness.

    Greetings and a lovely weekend,

    Joop

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  7. Great shots, he is even smiling in the last shot!

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  8. I love frogs, and I don't want to be a person eaten by it. Beautiful images.

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  9. Bellissime le fotografie...brava!! buon fine settimana...ciao

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  10. Invasive or not the treefrog sure is a pretty critter Tammy!

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  11. he's kinda cute! seems very mellow too :-)

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