Kenneth Setzer

And with that, I leave you with a Cuban Tree Frog

Sleeping Cuban Tree Frog

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!

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This entry was posted on October 15, 2011 by in imaging.

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