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Cope's gray tree frog

Hyla chrysoscelis


The bright-orange patches on their hind legs are usually hidden, but exposed when the frog leaps. This "flash pattern" likely serves to startle a predator as the frog makes its escape.


Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

Thanks, Brian38! And glad you now see what they look like, lbarbieri69! They are attractive little frogs.

Brian38 3 years ago

Wonderful spotting and pics Maria!!

lbarbieri69 3 years ago

I'm glad I saw this. I live in Alamance County and I hear these singing all summer. But I've never seen one.

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2014
Submitted on Jul 28, 2014

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