When the large bunches of banana trees in the back yard were being trimmed for the season this Cuban Tree Fog found itself looking for a new place to call home. It was sitting in an open area in the grass looking perplexed.
This type of tree frog is an invasive species (of which there are a number here) and the local universities guide residents to humanely euthanize all that are found. This one hopped away. A few days after I took these a blog I follow had an interesting post about them, CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) **INVASIVE SPECIES** — I’m glad I wasn’t sure of the species at the time, I don’t like the idea of knowing that killing it would be considered the responsible thing to do.
Such a shame that a lovely little being like this causes so much disharmony in the ecosystem.