We found this big frog, and several others, when we changed a light
bulb in the lamp post outside. I suspect that they enjoyed the heat from
the bulb, as well as an endless supply of little bugs to nibble on; the light attracted
their dinner. The lamp is a perfect frog habitat,
and redefines the term "bug lamp."
I'm rather fond of my frogs; they're extremely cute. They eat
birds eat them
. Florida has more than thirty different kinds of frogs
and toads, but fewer live where I am in the south.
Unfortunately many of the frogs I find look like Cuban Tree Frogs, and
they're considered invasive. Well, when they hop on my window and amuse
me while I'm doing dishes I still appreciate them, invasive or not!
This yellow-lipped green frog is a Squirrel Treefrog. It reminds me of
This Glossy Ibis tried really hard to eat this frog, but after a lengthy
battle it gave up; the frog was too large for it to swallow.
I've found frogs sleeping on leaves during the day, swimming in the wetlands,
hanging out by porch lights, in bird beaks...
One day when I get my bugs sorted out I'll work on figuring out which
frog is which. In the meantime, I'm content to enjoy them and share a
few here after they hop into view.