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[pics] Cuban Treefrogs: A Darn Cute Enemy

These guys have eradicated all of our native treefrogs and as I mentioned in another thread we are spending this year monitoring them and will be making a decision next year concerning the idea of humanly euthanizing as many as possible in the hopes of making room for our natives to return.... The end result is unknown as of yet but I wanted to share some of the pics we have obtained of these Cubans simply because...regardless of the harm they are causing, I think they are one cute (albeit huge) treefrog

We have soooo many cubans on our property that....


The skin on the top of the head of a Cuban treefrog is actually fused to the skull. If you catch one you can determine that it's a Cuban by trying to move the skin... on Cubans it doesn't move. This pic shows the fused area fairly well I think...


You can't really go by color with a Cuban identification. They seem to almost morph to match their surroundings...








On this one you can see the black pads on his toes. We believe those are developed during mating season to create "extra sure grip" for hanging onto the females...


Of course a Cuban Treefrog, as is the case with most frogs, will try to mate with anything. Here's one trying to mate with a bullfrog...


If you're really interested in learning more about the frogs and toads in your area and/or you'd like to do a VERY EASY something to help the herpetologists out with there work on their own studies... check out http://www.frogwatch.org The more members/monitors around the globe they have the better!

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Great pics and information!


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Not that I'm in to froggy porn but the mating picture and the look on that bullfrogs face is priceless! Great pictures. So far in my area I know we have leopard frogs (at least I think thats what he is) We have one that visits every summer and lives in the marigold pots by my garage.
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Not that I'm in to froggy porn but the mating picture and the look on that bullfrogs face is priceless!
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