Tree Frogs Make Themselves At Home

The vertical pipes on our habitat fences aren’t capped at the top, and some rather large tree frogs have decided those pipes make good homes. Even frogs that live in other spots seem to treat the pipes as a clubhouse during the day, since they can find safety from predators and shade there, and moisture likely collects near the bottom. Sometimes when we drive by the fences at night, we will see a frog hanging out on top of every 3rd or 4th fence pipe. 

The frogs make a bullfrog-type call and it echoes in the pipes, which amplify the sound. Many of them often begin announcing their presence as the sun retreats, right around dinnertime, and the noise caught Mara’s attention one evening. She looked a bit sideways at where the sound was coming from and checked it out a bit – but decided it wasn’t worth worrying about. It is all part of the natural orchestra that is part of the sanctuary – elephants, parrots, roosters and, yes, giant frogs.

Photo of Scott holding a medium-sized toad. Similar in size to the tree frogs.


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    John says

    Be careful Scott!

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    Alana says

    I don’t know which one is cuter, Scott or Mr. Frog? 🙂

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    Alejandra Enquin says

    Hola!que hermosas ranas gigantes,ya he comentado por facebookpero me preocupa saber como salen de los tubos? son muy altos?…Mara que inteligente que es,y se detuvo a escuchar,claro ella hace muchos ruidos (de trompetas) tambien.

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      Kat Blais says

      The one in the photo is a toad and they don’t go into the tubes, they come into our house. 😉 The tree frogs go into the tubes and they have sticky feet and are able to easily climb in and out of the tubes.

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    DeAnne Carr says

    Such a lively village you’ve built there! I love your girls, and enjoy your posts about their hijinks.❤️

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    Shelley says

    I can just visualise what your describing! Wonderful! I wish I was there! X

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    Wim says

    Interesting twosome, Scott and Kermit. 💚🙏

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    Katie Howard says

    Now that’s just funny! 🤗😁Unintended consequences, for sure. All the denizens at GSE feel safe, protected, respected and make the most of the habitat! ❤️🐸❤️🤗

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    Beji says

    Nature’s orchestra! How lucky you are to have a front row seat! Play on…..

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    Patricia says

    Those are some pretty big tree frogs compared to what I’m used to on the West Coast of the USA. I like Mr Toad, as I like all amphibians. This guy is real cute! I’d love to know what the toads do inside your home. And Scott, thank you for wearing a mask so the toad brother won’t get any germs. Hugs to all.

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    Carmen Lucia Souza says

    I love these posts!!!!

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