Florida Gardening forum: Tree Frog ID

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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Sep 13, 2017 4:47 PM CST
Cleaning up the yard today I kept running upon these Tree Frogs. Are these the Cuban Tree Frogs that should be disposed of? I want to make a 100% positive Id before I dispose of them. The toe pads make me believe they are.


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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Sep 14, 2017 4:51 AM CST
Give a shout out to Elaine (Dizzy Pixie,) she is really good at ID'ing frogs.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 14, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Scott, your first picture is definitely a Cuban. Can't see the toe pads on the second one. Here's the link to the UF page I use all the time to ID frogs: http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu...
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Sep 14, 2017 12:54 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Scott, your first picture is definitely a Cuban. Can't see the toe pads on the second one. Here's the link to the UF page I use all the time to ID frogs: http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu...


Elaine, Thank you! I was looking at the UF page the other day and just wanted a definite ID before freezing them. The one in the second photo also has the same toe pads. As I have been cleaning up after Irma I have seen them everywhere in the garden. I will do my part and destroy them.
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plantladylin
Sep 14, 2017 5:24 PM CST
That first one sure looks like a Cuban Tree Frog to me ... we have quite a few around here. Not certain but the second one looks like the Bird-voiced Tree Frog.
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orchidgal
Oct 8, 2017 9:29 PM CST
There is a way you can ID the Cuban frog. I have a "butterfly" net from the dollar store in which I catch them. Hold them in the net, away from you because they do pee ! Try to rub the skin on the forehead; if it's fused, it's a Cuban frog. Then you can put some teeth soothing gel (like Ambisol) on it's head and back (stuff used for toothache); put in plastic bag and into your freezer. Remove 3-4 days later and toss with garbage. You can google this with the University of Florida; It's the most humane way.
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