This frog was trying to engage in amplexus with a Bufo punctatus toad. The toad was attempting escape in vain, as the frog was still chasing it after 2 minutes when we left the scene. Further information on the night found in other 5/15/13 observations.
These frogs were found in amplexus at about 10:00pm in a caliche tank (~50 ft long, ~20ft wide) surrounded by grassland. These frogs were distinguished from H. versicolor by their shorter call. An explosive breeding event was occurring due to 2 inches of rain the night before. These frogs formed a chorus, along with B. nebulifer, G. olivacea, and B. punctatus (with separate iNat observations). We saw 40-60 H. versicolor individuals at this tank, with similar sightings at nearby tanks (~.5 mile away). It was about 75° with ~10 mph wind.
First identified Gray of the season, found in my neighbor's driveway on a rainy night, about 60F.
Green Tree Frog
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
10 May 2013
Did not see it, but heard it. Have heard one or a few a day for several days now.
I thought it was toad, because we don't have any ponds around my house. But my friend taught me this is cope's gray tree frog.
I thought kind of rare in OH.
Individual found on ground in some light brush. Was calling just before dusk. SVL - 22mm.
This frog was found dead on the road , temperatures were warm and humid. 50 mm SVL