Florida Tree Frog

Over the years of camping, canoeing and hiking through Florida’s forests and rivers, I’ve captured a number of native Green Tree Frogs, brought them home, and released them into our backyard pond.  Today, our entire neighborhood is populated with these cute little frogs – and we live in the urban city!

I’ve always loved Florida’s frogs…the way they leap and hop, their acrobatics, the way they catch prey with their rifle-shot tongues…and it saddens me to know that they are a vanishing species.  Not just due to the invasion of more aggressive foreign frog species and to the loss of wetlands and forest habitat, but also to increasing pollution of the environment.

Hug a frog today, please?  You never know…he might turn into a Prince!

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