Any frog/toad experts in here?

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Found this guy at work and what amazed me is how far he got and that he had not been crushed by a forklift or something else. When I found him he kept on jumping even when he got into my hand, as I was trying to let him go outside. When I finally got him in my hand, I gave him a wash in the bathroom as he was covered with dust. I did not let him go immediately outside but put him in my car for about 40M, and then I let him go outside. Perhaps him being in my car weakened him, as when I came back ants had destroyed him. Does anyone know? Poor guy. Below is a picture of him. Is it a Toad or a Frog?

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    I would guess a tree frog, simply by the little suction cups on his feet.
     
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    It looks like a male gray tree frog. I say male because of the vocals...but if they don't have one and when it comes to these critters and you don't know male or female, look at the thumb pads. Males have an obviously enlarged thumb pad.

    Frogs can have bumps just like toads, but yours looks pretty smooth and has pretty long hind legs. Most toads I've seen are pretty bumpy and have shorter hind legs, though a few do have longer ones.

    However, the markings on the back legs scream tree frog. Carpenter frog was a thought, but the markings are not quite right because of the black and because of the more specific coloring in his back and looks, from the picture, like there's absolutely no webbing.

    The coloring is for camouflage in trees, the other coloring likely is to make predators think it is poisonous.

    I think. I could always be wrong. I just had a long frog discussion with the zoology students a couple weeks ago. LOL Good timing...

    BTW they soak in air and water through their skin and any contaminant dangerous to them would get into the bloodstream rather fast. So if there was soap on your hands or residue or some other chemical in the water or sink, it would be potentially fatal to the frog. Hopefully it caused froggy hallucinations and he went out thinking he was catching the ultimate, gigantic fly. :flower:
     
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    ABC, I didn't even notice the suction cups! Nice.

    We should team together and become the Sherlock and Watson of plant and frog life. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Thank you so much Gina. I am so sorry whatever was in the water or my hand killed him. I mean I put him in my car and he immediately went to the side of the seat. Then when I came back I let him go, and at the end of the night the ants destroyed him. I killed all those ants by pouring water all over them
     
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    Good idea. Its really difficult finding others that are interested in this kind of thing in my area. Perhaps if I lived in a remote area or another state maybe. I am on Meetup.com, Yahoo Groups, and this message board. Most are not posting on meetup.com, or Yahoo Groups anymore due to the FaceBook takeover of the planet. I am however on some FaceBook groups.
     
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    Thanks.. Its sad that he died, but I did save him from getting crushed in the warehouse. I do not know how he got that far without getting run over by a forklift. But then again perhaps a instant death would have been better than me touching him, and then ants finishing him off. If it was me I'd take the forklift. I die and then awake in Heaven.
     
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    We have a little creek by our house that attracts all sorts of "critters." The creek is just from water run-off from the mountain, so it's usually quite shallow and relaxing to listen to. It is very interesting to go outside at any given time and look for tadpoles, toads, crawdads, frogs, chipmunks, squirrels, and an occasional possom, snake or raccoon. Our kids have learned a lot about those things and they enjoy it.
     
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    I think it's an eastern gray treefrog, but don't quote me on it.

    As far it's gender, I don't know. Don't all frogs have croakers? Sometimes the coloring is different?

    But don't look to me for help identifying the gender. I only learned two years ago that girl cows can have horns, too. I thought if a cow had horns that he was boy cow. :rolleyes: :confused: :laugh:

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    Yep. Tree frog. Got em by the buckets here. :laugh:

    It's unbelievable the screaming noise they can make for such a tiny critter. :eek:
     
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    <Yep. Tree frog. Got em by the buckets here.

    It's unbelievable the screaming noise they can make for such a tiny critter.>

    After rains in particular they come out screaming and courting all night long and lay eggs in our rain barrels which make tadpoles which make more tree frogs.

    I was tidying up our outside shelter before company arrived Saturday and discoverd this little fellow in the SS sink, it had changed to nearly the same color as the sink, they're like chameleons and camoflage to their surroundings, it's why you hardly ever see them. I've seen them camflaged perfectly on potato vine leaves in my garden, very difficult to see though. My wife caught and released this one to the flower bed.

    (edit, oh well, I thought I had a photo attached, guess not. Sorry.)
     
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    Started an account w/Photobucket, trying to insert photo of treefrog in my last post:

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    ...and I'm still not doing something right.
     
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    (I'll try this, see if it works.....)

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    [edit] VIOLA! Thanks annsi!

     
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