Saturday, August 2, 2008

Frog watches Spiderman - goes to his head

The family were settled down for the evening, watching Gibbs, Abbs and Ziva when I glanced at the glass door leading onto the deck and saw this young fellow:

He didn't like the camera flash much and moved around:

Once it get dark, a chorus of various bugs and slugs starts up and I think some of those making the noise are frogs.

This little guy appears to be a Gray Tree Frog (Hyla Versicolor), though he may be Cope's Grey Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) as they live in the same area and are almost completely indistinguishable. Apart from his little sucky-sticky toes he can change colours,so he's quite a clever little frog.

The next night we had another smaller frog climbing up the same window. I expect its breeding time. Chasing girls is a good excuse for bizarre or ridiculous behaviour, even in amphibians.

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