Monday, May 31, 2010

Injured tree frog

The neighborhood kids brought me a surprise today, that they found in their pool - a fat female gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor). She had the most beautiful shades of green in her markings, but I noticed one flaw - her left hind foot was hanging off and mostly missing, with her bare leg bone exposed. She seemed to get along fine, though - looked well fed and active.
She has been released in my backyard, as the pond is rather a hotspot for gray tree frogs during the mating season. And there are no pools nearby to confuse her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found a hickman hybrid frog missing a foot im not sure if its a malformation or a injury