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    Frog ID Help.

    We are in the process of draining our pool for the winter months coming and I let the pool drain more than half way but I have not finished yet and it has been taken over by green tree frogs, so every night me and my son go out to look at them. Well last night there was a huge (the size of my hand) green frog swimming in it so I reached down and picked it up to look at it and it was very slimy, Green with black marks and toes like a tree frog, im going to try to get a pic tonight but I was wondering if anyone knew what it was. We are in Central Florida.






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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    We found a frog in my girlfriend's stepdad's pool in one of the drains. She thought it was dead so I touched it and it moved. It had like yellow stripes and black spots and man he could jump FAR.

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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    I bet he was pretty. I love seeing all the different frogs out there.

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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    When I lived in Orlando, we had frogs that were green with black "spots" on them. They were very bumpy. We also had the really light green tree frogs that had the light bellies. They are so cute!
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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    Without a photo, its hard to tell. Do some research on "native frogs of Florida" on google and see what you come up with.
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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    A picture sure would help. If it is as big as you stated I would go with an American Bullfrog. There are few frogs native to the U.S. that will get that big.
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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    You probably have a Green Tree Frog in your pool. It's one of Florida's largest tree frog other than the non-native Cuban Tree frog. Here are some websites that will help you identifiy them.

    Florida&#39;s Treefrogs

    NSiS: Florida Wildlife - Treefrogs

    THE GREEN TREE FROG (Hyla Cinerea)

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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    thanks, it looks exactly like the barking tree frog (Hyla gratiosa) it is so good to know what it is. It is still hanging out so I gotta get my camera from my Sister in Law so I can get a pic.

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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    The text below is from the University of Florida:

    Adult Cuban Treefrogs range in size from 1.5 to 5.5 inches long. Any treefrog larger than 2.5 inches is almost certainly a Cuban Treefrog, and is definitely NOT native

    So unless you have really tiny hands, I'd say a Cuban.
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    Re: Frog ID Help.

    hmmmm must be a cuban then.

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