Not an invasion of the Plant Kind .... but rather, an invasive Tree Frog.
We've had so much rain lately (and it's predicted to continue for another full WEEK!) but hanks to all of the rain, I've been enjoying what seems like thousands of frogs chirping, peeping and singling loudly in the evening and at night.
Yesterday afternoon during a lull in the rain, I was walking around the yard and happened to notice this little cutie hiding in the leaves of a small Oleander shrub, where an Anole Lizard appeared to be stalking it. I came inside to do a bit of research to see if I could identify the little peeper and discovered that it was a juvenile Cuban Tree Frog! Although I've seen many (quite large) Cuban Tree Frogs over the last dozen or so years, this is the first juvenile, baby I've spotted. Cute little thing but there are too many of them and they are displacing our little native tree frogs.
I was going to humanely euthanize this little one but by the time I got back outside it was gone ... I'm hoping that maybe the Anole Lizard ate it but I bet hundreds more of it's relatives are still around!
If I come across any more of them ... they are going in the freezer!!
I must admit though, I'd much rather have the invasive cuban tree frogs ... than the huge invasive pythons and huge lizards that are found in the southern part of the state!