Hyla squirella Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
Squirrel tree frogs are one of Florida’s most common frogs. They are found in all habitats from woodlands to hammocks, swamps, pastures and gardens.
Squirrel tree frogs are named for their rain call, which sounds like a squirrel chattering. Their breeding call – heard between March and September- sounds like a duck – ‘quank-quank’. Squirrel tree frogs breed during spring and summer in shallow pools and ditches
They are highly variable in color and pattern and can change color rapidly. They are often greenish brown, with or without faint blotches on the back and legs. There is usually a light line on the upper lip, and sometimes a dark spot or bar between the eyes. The toe pads are well developed.
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