Figured I would go ahead and get another night shot out of the way. As with the spiders in the previous post these shots were taken late night on our porch. Some people have bird dogs other rabbit dogs. I happen to own a frog and toad dog. When our poodle heads outside, he always does a quick look around the porch to see if there are any toads or frogs hanging around and makes sure he puts his nose no farther than a millimeter away. The running joke is that Rizzi is a junkie and likes to lick the frogs to get his fix. That was the case the night I took this frog shot.
It was definitely started by the flood of lights (not to mention the personal space violation from Rizzi). I was afraid to get to close so I didn’t have a chance to give a visual size reference, but this one was around 3 inches. The flash gave some pop to the eyes but again lost in the ‘shopping. I am guessing this little creature is impossible to see on a tree trunk or in the dead leaves. Not such great cover on the cement.
I probably need to pick up a frog reference when I go to pick up my spider reference book. After quick searches on the web and a follow up with the trusty Wikipedia, the consensus is Gray Treefrog or Hyla versicolor. Apparently if I had waited for it to jump there would have been color under the legs. You don’t believe that did you? Of course I did not just “wait” for it to jump. After 5 minutes of trying to entice it with my toe in order to get the super cool jumping shot, I gave up and went to bed.
Well, I hope Mr. Gray has a fulfilling life and my thanks to him for being a willing subject. RIIIIIBBBBBEEETTT