Froggy Tails

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By day they slumber motionless, but as darkness approaches in our sub-tropical environment local tree frogs come alive with their sounds of the night.

One of the most common tree frogs we see is the Green tree frog and they’re often seen attached to our homes near a light source waiting for bugs to land. These frogs can be easily identified at night by their “oink-oink” sound.

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The Barking tree frog sounds much like a dog would if it was barking into a tin can. While they are also green their body is covered with bumps.

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Another cool frog that is found dwelling in our pine forest and cypress swamp is the Pine Woods tree frog. This pint size frog comes in a variety of shades of mixed green and brown. Known as the “Morse code frog”, this amphibian calls out a series of staccato, or short sounds.

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Frogs have stronger legs for distance jumping and swimming than their cousins the toad and toads are more known for walking on “all fours”.

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You cannot get warts from a frog or a toad, but some species can cause the skin to be irritated through poison secretions.  Myth busted.

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