Have no idea about the dorsal surface, I was inside and he was
clinging to the window outside, so all I could see was his
Tree frog would make sense, since they've been singing away in
the light woods behind my house, but that woods is a long way
away for such a small creature, across four or five acres of
planted red clover and then lawn.
Why do you suppose it would take such a long trip?
William H. Barnard wrote:
> Jane, is the dorsal surface mottled gray and green. Sounds like a Gray
> Treefrog. They have been calling actively at Lake Hortonia in
> Sudbury/Hubbardton ove the weekend.
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] OT: Herp
> Any herp experts on the list?
> There's a small frog on the outside of my kitchen window. It
> measures 2 inches from head to butt. Its breast, throat and
> under its chin are a dull white, the rest of its underparts,
> including all four limbs limbs, is a pale rufous color.
> I live nowhere near any water. This particular window has no
> screen, ahd the frog is clinging to the glass of a small old
> farmhouse window about 6 feet from the ground.
> At least, I assume it's a frog and not a toad. It's definitely
> not one of the tiny garden toads. Its folded back legs stick out
> at right angles from its body.
> Any idea? My house is in the middle of about 5 acres or so of
> cleared land, behind which is a strip of thin young woods. I do
> hear American tree frogs calling/singing from there. Could this
> be one of them? It would have had to cross an amazing amount of
> clover and then grass for such a small critter.