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hcmk13
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 19:02


Hi - I live in miami and I have a couple of treefrogs in my yard. They like to hang on my windows sometimes. However, I looked at this guy today, and he turned silver! It's a little hard to see in the photo, he's not just pale, he definitely has a metallic sheen.

He is sitting on the inside of my aluminum hurricane shutters, and I'm concerned that he is getting some kind of metal poisoning. Is this possible? Should I take down the shutter and rinse him? I'm 90% sure he was bright green yesterday.

I knocked on the window right near him, and he's not moving. i thought perhaps he was a frog that could change color, but nothing changes to metallic colors do they? plus, i saw him lower down in the same panel yesterday (assuming it was him) and he was bright green.

anyway, i could just be nervous nelly, but i don't want to see a little guy die if i can prevent it.

thanks in advance for the help. i know very little about frogs.

holly




Jawsofafrog
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 19:07 · Edited by: Jawsofafrog


Holly, that frog appears it was just camouflaging. That is a nice silver. My skink in my signature is a silver color as well. Nice pic! I see no harm being done here.


1.0.0 Tanimbar Island Blue Tongue Skink T. scincoides chimaerea Silver Phase
0.1.0 Variable King snake Lampropeltis Thayeri Mexicana
0.0.1 Western Hognose snake Heterodon nasicus
2.0.0 Green tree frog Hyla
thefrogwoman
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676 posts

# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 23:20


thank you for coming to us, though, Holly! Very nice of you.


I love my Budgett's frog named Trevor!
hcmk13
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 23:25


thanks for the replies. good to know.

i love all of the little tropical lizards and frogs and birds around my house. always good to learn something new.

thanks!

holly

bschwinn
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 23:38


That is a Cuban treefrog, they turn many colors. They are also an invasive species that eats our native frogs.

Tony C
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 23:38


i don't want to see a little guy die if i can prevent it.

The more of them that die the better. Cuban tree frogs are an invasive exotic that have decimated native tree frogs in Florida.

Tony C
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797 posts

# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 23:41


Bill get out of my head!

bschwinn
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2010 23:55


Ok Tony, now your creeping me out!

thefrogwoman
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676 posts

# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 00:24


really? aww. how did they become invasive? people letting them go here?


I love my Budgett's frog named Trevor!
Tony C
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# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 00:31


really? aww. how did they become invasive? people letting them go here?

Mostly by hitchhiking on plants.

thefrogwoman
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676 posts
676 posts

# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 00:33


Ahh. Bummer. Maybe we should start taking them in as pets so they don't harm the wildlife balance anymore lol


I love my Budgett's frog named Trevor!
bschwinn
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2594 posts

# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 00:43


I think we should Fed ex them back to Fidel

Tony C
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# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 01:29


I think we should Fed ex them back to Fidel

Go ahead and start catching them...

thefrogwoman
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676 posts

# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 02:15


lolol


I love my Budgett's frog named Trevor!
AgalychnisCallidryas
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# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 02:27


Mine is named Fidel lol.


-Liam

3.0.0 Agalychnis callidryas
2.0.0 Litoria caerulea
1.1.0 Rhacodactylus ciliatus
thefrogwoman
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676 posts

# Posted: 5 Sep 2010 03:12


hah!


I love my Budgett's frog named Trevor!
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