12.02.2022 Frog Friday yet again

We had a surprise visitor on a warm Wednesday to close out November. This little treefrog somehow had got in our mudroom when I went to let Bentley out. Fortunately Bentley paid him no mind and I was able to place him safely in the backyard. Now that it is cold again I hope he found a nice warm spot to huddle away the winter.

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I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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22 Responses to 12.02.2022 Frog Friday yet again

  1. Todd Henson says:

    I can understand why it was pulled to the mudroom, hoping you’d take care of it all winter. 🙂

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  2. Unfamiliar with the word mudroom, I looked it up: “An American term, a mudroom is traditionally a home’s casual secondary entrance and a dedicated space to remove (muddy) boots, coats and wet clothing before entering the main house. It’s intended to provide storage and ensure the main areas of the home stay clean and tidy.”

    This denizen of muddy places probably felt more at home in your mudroom than it would have in the rest of your home.

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  3. The tree frog looks a little hairy.

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  4. Wally Jones says:

    Better to have a frog in your mudroom than a frog in your throat. In any case, the critter should be happier in the great outdoors.

    Love the combination of color and texture of its skin.

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    • Ahem! Most of the frogs I’ve seen had smoother outers so I was surprised to see that exaggerated texture. I am sure it was conflicted between its proper place in nature and a warm shelter on a cold night. I made the choice for it.

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  5. Jet Eliot says:

    Super special to have a Frog Friday in December, Steve. I could hardly believe it, pleasantly surprised–and delighted for the frog to escape demise.

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    • I could hardly believe it too, Jet. Although the frog was indoors where it is warmer and our weather has not been in the deep freeze recently, until today, I would have thought hibernation was in full force. I bet it has entered that slumber by now. I was glad that Bentley ignored it. I know toads have a nasty excretion when threatened and am not sure about frogs. Not approved dog food anyway. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed seeing it and thanks for your visit!

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  6. We had Grey Tree Frogs in NJ and I’d often see them on the outside of the second story screens holding on with their suction cup limbs. I got a photo of one once when it had turned green to blend in with its surroundings. There is also a threatened Pine Barrens Tree Frog in NJ.

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    • Many of the ones in our yard are green probably because they are in trees but that would be a good reason to be gray as well against trunks and branches. This guy was probably colored up for his hibernation. I’ve heard of the Pine Barrens Tree Frog.

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  7. Peter Klopp says:

    This little frog will remember your kindness for the rest of his life. Hopefully, he will find a warm place for the winter.

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    • Many amphibians have a natural antifreeze within their bodies and I am sure that by now this little guy has made use of his since it is below freezing most nights again. Maybe he’ll greet me in friendship next spring.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    Your tree frogs always surprise me. I’m accustomed to finding the smooth green ones, although I’m sure other sorts are around. The frog’s teal coloring certainly goes well with the brown leaf he’s perched near.

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    • I think the teal was a result of the phone dealing with the dark and flashlight lighting. Many of the tree frogs I come across are smooth and somewhat greenish. Still called a gray tree frog though. I mentioned above that I think this guy had a case of chicken skin.

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  9. What a gorgeous image, at first I didn’t think it was a real frog! It looks like it’s made of wire!

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  10. Ann Mackay says:

    Glad that you were able to rescue it – hope it found somewhere cosy for winter. 🙂

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  11. Wow. Even when it’s warm out I rarely see these guys.

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