9.22.2007

Watch It!


Luckily for this little fellow, I tend to watch where I step as I move along the trail. Sitting right smack in the middle of the trail and unconcerned with my passing, this Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) gave me a smile as I snapped its picture.
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4 comments:

Lynne said...

It sure looks like he's smiling back at you! What a beautiful frog. It reminds me of driftwood.

swamp4me said...

lynne,
He was beautiful. Driftwood is an excellent comparison :)

Cathy said...

I've only had a few 'up close and personal' encounters with these critters. Like yours - they were remarkably unperturbed. That doesn't seem very adaptive for survival. Go figure.

swamp4me said...

cathy,
My guess would be that by sitting very still with their legs tucked under they make themselves nearly invisible to those predators without color vision.