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I was visiting my parents in Florida over the weekend and brought back my metal chimney that has been sitting in their back yard near their little pond and their tadpole filled pool that's gone green for winter lol but I was about to start a fire in it and there was already a log in it and I moved it and out popped a little hitchhiker lol I know it's some sort of a tree from but I'm not sure what kind, it's cold out here and I knew he wouldn't make it this winter with it getting below 20 degrees and he's from Florida so I put some dirt and some moss in one of my plastic critter carriers until I can get one of my extra tanks setup for him, hopefully someone has an idea of what exactly he might be, an ideas help! Thank you to everyone :)

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I believe it is a Grey (Or, Gray as you would say) Tree Frog, Hyla versicolor or H.chrysoscelis.



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Looks like a Cuban. Gray tree frogs don't live in peninsula florida



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And plus he doesn't have a green-gray stripe under the eye



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Ah yes, excuse my incorrect answer.



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It doesn't look like a gray tree frog or cuban tree frog. I would say Pseudacris sp.
Perhaps Pseuadacris crucifer?

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I know tree frogs, and the toe pads are to large to be a Pseudacris species, and the head shape is different



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I just had a quick look before I went off do to some studying. After having a better look I am pretty certain it is a cuban tree frog - so please don't release it!

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The only other frog it could be is a dark (from stress of capture) golden tree frog, which I believe are not introduced in Florida. And he looks on the chubby side, did you feed him anything while you had him?



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Without doubt, that's a Cuban. Note the skin bonded to the skull in a smooth depression between the eyes. It looks very typical overall.



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It's a cuban. It's a highly invasive species and wipes out entire populations of native frogs. Whatever you do, don't release it in Georgia. They also need a daylight reptile UVB bulb to do well.



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Yeah my parents live in central east Florida, and there are tons of these at their house, and I found him when I turned over a log in the chimney I brought back wit me, he was that color when I found him, and I only had the chimney out one night before I found him and I'm surprised he didn't die because it was well below freezing, and no I didn't feed him anything, atleast not yet


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I was thinking he was a Cuban but wasn't for sure, the frogs around my parents that look like this one are usually this color

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They are definitely Cuban. Besides them have you seen any other frogs where you found them?



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Where you find Cubans you don't find other frogs. They eat them all. Even cubans end up food for other Cubans



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There are others at my parents, theirs leap it'd frogs and some native Florida tree frogs that disappeared for a while after we starting seeing the Cuban tree frogs show up but in the past couple years they have been showing back up


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There are others at my parents, theirs leap it'd frogs and some native Florida tree frogs that disappeared for a while after we starting seeing the Cuban tree frogs show up but in the past couple years they have been showing back up
Does that mean that the natives showed back up again, or the Cubans?



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The natives showed back up


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And what species are those that popped back up?



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