What a lovely surprise to wake up recently to this Cope’s gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis), who had parked itself on our front door handle…obviously, waiting for its meal to arrive. These frogs, which typically live for 7-9 years have a voracious appetite for both insects as well as other frogs.
Despite going in and out constantly through the morning, it remained in place for over 8 hours. I can only imagine the suction cups made the up and down motion of the door handle feel a bit like a ride at the fair. We assume the order from Frogs-R-Us must have arrived, since the door handle had been vacated by days end.
Aw… so cute!