Cope's Gray Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
We rescued this adorable Cope's Gray Tree frog this morning. Unfortunately, frogs seem to be attracted to the holes being dug whilst constructing a structure over our camper. We have had to rescue several of them this week as they seem to think that the holes are a great place for hanging out. We will be visiting daily to check for critters. Hopefully we will have them all sealed up soon!
Cope's Gray tree frog is often confused with the Gray tree frog. These two can be differentiated by their call. Listen to the call below so you hear what I hear almost every morning or evening on our land!
Cope's Gray Tree frog also has bright yellow to white skin under its thighs. You can see a hint of the yellow in this photo, but I didn't want to bother this cutie for the sake of getting a better shot.
Cope's gray tree frog is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, ''Hyla versicolor'', and shares much of its geographic range. Both species are variable in color, mottled gray to gray-green, resembling the bark of trees. These are tree frogs of woodland habitats, though they will sometimes travel into more open areas to reach a breeding pond. The only readily noticeable difference between the two species is the call — Cope's has.. more