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Barking Tree Frog (Hyla gratiosa)

The barking tree frog is a tree frog, 5 to 7 centimeters long, and variable in color but easily recognizable due to the characteristic dark round markings on its dorsum. Individuals may be bright or dull green, brown, yellowish, or gray in color. It has prominent round toe pads and the male has a large vocal sac. It is the largest native tree frog in the United States, where it is found from North Carolina to south Florida and eastern Louisiana, usually in coastal areas. The frog is known for its loud, strident barking call. It may also utter a repetitive single-syllable mating call. It has been known to chorus with other frogs of the same and similar species. (wikipedia)

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Taken on July 20, 2008