I couldn’t resist posting today, even briefly, and especially to show this cute little Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) I discovered sleeping between the water-filled leaves of a bromeliad. It was actually underwater in this shot. It opened its eyes a bit with the light, so it was alive.
These are native to the Caribbean, and have very successfully secured a population in South Florida — unfortunately pushing out native species in the process. Nevertheless, they consume lots of insects that might otherwise cause us not a little discomfort. Their call is similar to rubbing a wet finger across a piece of rubber. How do I know this? Because they’re outside my bedroom window flirting with each other EVERY NIGHT (which brings me to a future post: frog love)!
It just looks so happy, content, and saurian in there. May we all rest so well!