I was leaving my apartment last week when I literally stopped and gasped at seeing the most beautiful frog on my sidewalk. I snapped a quick photo with my phone but as you can see this did not appropriately capture the stunning amphibian:
So, even though I was running late for a lab, I sprinted back to my apartment to get my camera for an extremely quick photoshoot and earned myself a couple weird glances from my neighbor. I’m so glad I stopped to give this absolutely gorgeous animal his due.
I realized after the fact this fellow is actually an invasive Cuban tree frog (whoops! Gotta look at the toes) but I’ve never seen one this big. I really wish we didn’t have such an issue with invasive species around here; this handsome boy should be in Cuba making all the other tree frogs swoon with his good looks, not hopping around on my sidewalk. Even so, I’m happy that I got to see him and happier still that my photography skills are finally getting to the point where I can capture these animals the way we see them in person!