The Everglades

Tree Frog

The tree frog is light green with a little bit of tan. Its eyes are bright red. Its feet are yellow with four short toes. On the bottom of the stomach it has a brown pattern.

Because of its color it is hard to see and that is how it sneaks up on its prey. Then with a quick lick of its sticky tongue it will capture its prey, insects and grubs.

Like all amphibians, tree frogs lay eggs in water. The eggs hatch into tadpoles which soon develop legs as they lose their tails. The young frog lives in trees where it hunts for food and tries to keep from being eaten.

Tree frogs live where it is moist and hot, most of the year and are an important part of the food chain. In the Everglades they live mostly in cypress, or hardwood hammocks.

The Tree Frog lives in the hammock habitat.


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