Possible identification: Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) – also known as the Green Reed Frog.
Please let me know if this is incorrect (location – coastal south-east Queensland)
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October 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm
This frog is about 2cm long 🙂 Tessa spotted it on the veranda potplant (a succulent).
October 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Pretty sure it is an Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) – also known as the Green Reed Frog – thanks again to Tessa for identification (where would I be without the kids – haha) 🙂
October 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm
It’s so cute! 2cm would be hard to spot… but wonderful that you could take a picture of it.
October 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm
Yes, it stayed still for a couple of snaps before hopping away – thanks for stopping by simplydisty 🙂 good to see a new face.
October 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm
I’m not sure, but we have teensy weensy little frogs called ‘tree frogs’ and I have seen both green and red ones, but that was years and years ago when I was a child. I’m not sure if they’re still around or not?
October 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm
Well it looks like you were on the right track adeeyoyo – a dwarf tree frog, which makes sense given how tiny it was 🙂
October 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm
Are they related, plant and frog?
October 31, 2011 at 6:35 pm
I’m not sure what you mean j dub? The frog had just found a nice perch, until I scared him off and he jumped far away. I don’t know what sort of succulent it is.
October 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm
I urge you to kiss it. You naver know what can happen!
It might be a Greenie under an evil spell from wicked witch Bronwyn Bishop!
November 1, 2011 at 9:15 am
Teehehe – but it might be Bronwyn Bishop under an evil spell from Tony Abbott (so I do not dare)!
November 1, 2011 at 1:02 am
How many different types of frogs do have down there…seems like a lot…just checked and according to the web “Australia has many different frog species, with over 200 described and probably more to be discovered..”…Wow!
November 1, 2011 at 9:17 am
Yes, we have a lot of types of frogs slpmartin – in fact they just discovered 3 more species up north in the tropical rainforests – though in other parts they are disappearing rapidly.
November 1, 2011 at 5:58 am
your frogs are like my squirrels, cute, invading, hard to catch. Main difference, your frogs does not eat tomatoes and cherries in the garden.
very cute frog!
November 1, 2011 at 9:19 am
Thanks Benedicte 🙂 We have possums http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possum which are a bit like your squirrels – long furry tails and they eat everything from the vege patch – we don’t have many around here though, so my veges are safe 🙂 but when I lived in Brisbane they devoured everything and got in the ceiling to make a real racket.
November 1, 2011 at 7:54 am
Oh, gorgeous! Our frogs are so lacklustre in comparison…
November 1, 2011 at 9:20 am
Thanks Kate 🙂 He is a cutey that’s for sure. I don’t know much about the frogs in the UK though I know you have a lot of toads, which are native (not a pest like they are in Australia where they were introduced).
November 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm
Great photo, Gabe – he’s perfectly framed in the contrast of that monster-like succulent and camouflaged beautifully in its colours. Such sweet little frogs 🙂
November 2, 2011 at 10:22 am
Thanks bluebee – the succulent does look like a monster (like it is going to come alive and grab something with those ‘fingers’) – the succulent is actually quite small as well.
November 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm
i feel an exhibition of frog photos coming on! Another superb shot.
November 2, 2011 at 10:24 am
Thanks Graham – the only exhibition my photos will be part of is this here blog exhibition – haha – I would like to learn more about photography though.
November 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm
He is so cute and is perfectly enhanced by the plant. I wish I had all the frogs in my garden that you do, but sadly, I live in too urban an environment. I’ll just have to make do with enjoying your froggies. Ribbit!
November 2, 2011 at 10:25 am
Vicarious froggery, ribbit, ribbit 🙂 thanks Selma
November 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm
ha. aloha Gabrielle – no matter what name we give it, it’s still a beauty. and such a perfect place to perch. almost made for each other that plant and frog… great shot. makes me just want to sit and commune with nature. …or… may be that’s what that frog was doing? cool.
November 4, 2011 at 8:27 am
Thanks Rick – they appear made for each other, the frog and the succulent (both look squidgy and colourful – haha) – maybe he was communing with nature 😉
November 6, 2011 at 5:07 am
That succulent that froggie admires looks like it could be a totum for frog-worshiping, so frog-toe-like are those fonds. What a wonderful picture. Your very yard is a magical paradise!
November 6, 2011 at 10:48 am
You’re spot on Aletha (the succulent looks like it has it’s own suction pad feet – like a frog). I’m afraid our pond is looking a little the worse for wear lately – the goldfish disappeared (probably eaten by my mate the Kookaburra) and the surrounding plants are monstrously huge – which is good for the hiding frogs, snakes etc., but not so good for the aesthetics. Plus the pond has some sort of leak after Jazzy jumped in one day and punctured the lining with her big paws – so needs to be filled up regularly with bore water. The waterlillies are chocking up the whole pond too 😦 – the the pretty large ones we used to have, but small ones that aren’t as good looking.
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