Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Camera Critters Tree Frog

 
 
 
 
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One night when I wanted to wash the dishes in my daughter's house in Cooktown, this little guy appeared on the doorstep. He was so slow and therefore I could easily take some photos. There are always plenty of Green Tree Frogs in her house around. They are like pets and very useful, for they eat cockroaches! Two of her tree frogs hid behind a painting on the wall, others in the bathroom.
The Green Tree Frog is larger than most Australian frogs, reaching 10 centimetres (4 inches) in length. The average lifespan of the frog in captivity, about sixteen years, is long in comparison with most frogs. Green Tree Frogs are docile and well suited to living near human dwellings. They are often found on windows or inside houses, eating insects drawn by the light.
The frogs can climb walls and trees. They are so green that it looks quite unnaturel.They hardly move and you can't see them breathing.

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32 comments:

bobbie said...

That is the greenest frog I ever saw! And I love his toenails.

Dina said...

GREEN is right! So interesting to see so close, the texture, the little feet pads, and those stringy things on him.
You must have been right down there to get these great photos, Wil. Good onya!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I guess I never saw a tree frog before. These are nice photos Wil.

ChrissyM said...

That is the greenest frog I have ever saw. So interesting. Awesome photo!! I am amazed at that green!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How fortunate that such pretty creatures eat cockroaches! These are such clear photos!

fishing guy said...

Wil: That is an amazing looking creature.

Tootie said...

Your froggies are too cute!

Your Halloween clouds are really neat! Yes, I could see the witches.

Aileni said...

Indeed green... who's he envious of ?

AppleDebbie said...

What a beautiful green frog! The color is amazing... wow!

Greyscale Territory said...

Those frogs are such an amazing brilliant green! And that last shot shows the frog's face as an interesting personality!

Lilli & Nevada said...

My gosh when i first seen it i thought it was not real, now that has to be the greenest frog i have ever seen.

Darla said...

Love the color of that frog. Great photos!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I love that first photograph. I'm so jealous of your photography skills. I just don't have the patience to do more than point and shoot. This was a great post. And I had no idea that a frog lived that long.

dot said...

He's smiling! What a pretty green he is!

Anna said...

I love him. I want one! That green is just amazing.

thebirdersreport said...

Hey Wil, I love tree frogs! We have hundreds here near our pond in the summer when they sing us to sleep at night.

Chrisss said...

This surely is the greenest frog ever. Wow. Great capture!

Picturing of Life said...

wow...is that real frog??? COOL. Great shots

Mine CC post in HERE. Hope you have time to visit. Thanks.

Jedediah said...

Such a cute critter :) Tree frogs are my favourite frogs, they are so incredibly photogenic (but so noisy sometimes...)

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

wow, i have never seen such a green frog before in my life - amazing close ups of it, too

Gramma Ann said...

That is a green frog! Your green frog remind me of a little puppet character here in the USA, named "Kermit the Frog" he is also green. He is a cute little frog, just like your cute little frogs.

Gretchen said...

Great close ups! We don't have those critters around here. They make Kermit look dull. :)

Brenda said...

This frog looks very happy. I have never seen a happy frog before.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

He's a handsome little critter. I don't know if I could get use to having them pop into my house. Our son in Fl sometimes would have small lizards get into his house and they usually would head to a potted plant.

Have a good Sunday. Your's is probably almost over.

{i}Post said...

So pretty, but don't know if I would want it in my house!

Janice Thomson said...

Super photos Wil! I have one in the backyard somewhere but haven't seen him yet.

Cathy said...

Love the photos. That little guy's so bright, I almost had to put on my sunglasses to take a look!

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE this!!! They are SO cool! Would you mind sending me a few? hehe

Carletta said...

Amazing!
I came to see your flower post and the green drew me down to this post - awesome images!
I wonder if he sings 'it ain't easy being green?' Move over Kermit!

sandyshares said...

It's not easy being green sandy and Kermit

Cortney said...

Your pictures are amazing! :)

Rambling Woods said...

I love frogs and therefore, this post...I have had my daughter's pet frog for the past 8 years after she left for graduate school..I enjoy him