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Tree frog found in a latrine on Joint Base Balad near Al Bakr, Iraq. Frog released in nearby retention pond. Cleaning truck most likely sucked frog up from pond while taking in water. Large numbers of frogs could be heard calling in irrigation ditches surrounding the base during early spring.

Iraq, hyla
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Posted by jonathan about 4 years ago (Flag)
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That's a pretty cool rescue story. Is this the first iNat observation in Iraq?

Posted by muir about 4 years ago (Flag)
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It may be, I have quite a few observations from 2 tours and 22 months in the country.

Posted by jonathan about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Very cool!

Posted by davidkroodsma about 4 years ago (Flag)
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awesome! thanks for sharing!

Posted by ap2il about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Yup, I think this is the first and so far only observation from Iraq, though hopefully not the last. Welcome to iNat! Do you have any pics of those legendary camel spiders?

Posted by kueda about 4 years ago (Flag)
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I have a few pictures of small ones

Posted by jonathan about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by sapito about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Very nice Jonathan! Be careful! We look forward to more observations.
Cheers,
Ted

Posted by sapito about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by hcuohc almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Just curious-- anyone have any updates on this? Was there ever a writeup? I couldn't find one.

And jonathan, did you get all of your observations from Iraq on here? Looks like you're stateside now and glad to see you're still posting!

Posted by carrieseltzer 3 months ago (Flag)
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Lemon-yellow Tree Frog - Photo (c) voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Lemon-yellow Tree Frog (Hyla savignyi)
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