Sunday, September 4, 2011

First Frog Sighting

Perron's Frog
Tidying up near my garage, I found this pale Perron's frog sleeping under the edge of a bit of corrugated iron.

Normally the warty structures are all green. The paleness of this frog led me to wonder whether this species loses its colour while it is hibernating.

Or whether it is a chameleon and can change colour according to where it is. The piece of wood hiding it was more nearly the colour of the frog.

Or whether there's a wide range of markings and that this  individual is this colour.

The fibrous bits on its back may be strands of the rope. I hope they're not parasites. Though they do remind me of the miniscule remora on some of the red tails (fish) in the pond nearby.

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