Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#115786 - 11/13/03 12:54 AM Cuban Tree Frog  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
I must not resist the temptation to tell you all about the little Cuban tree frog I met this past weekend. He was a prince! Just cup your hand, look at the little cup, and imagine a frog filling up quite well that cup with his cold green damp skin--and you've got a Cuban tree frog there. He climbed the walls, he leapt off palms, he tilted his head and looked us in the eyes, his own looking like black marbles about the size of holly berries, maybe smaller. What a darling frog he was! I only feared that he would leap and someone, not realizing frog had leapt, would squish him, but froggie had no such fear. He was dauntless and brave and leaping where'er he wished, trusting in fate and leaping where angels feared to tread (thereby squashing the frog).

They cost only $15.00, can live in a little plastic container for quite a long time, and are affectionate in their own way of tilting their little heads and looking you in your eyes with their marble own.


#115787 - 11/13/03 01:54 AM Re: Cuban Tree Frog  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
Dear WW: There has long been a disease in frogs that make them scarce now. Even forty years ago, I couldn't find frog eggs to let my kids watch them hatch.
But I would not pay even a dollar for a frog.
I tried to find some pictures of Cuban Tree Frogs. Best I could do was a jigsaw puzzle, that you can put together if you are interested.
http://freejigsawpuzzles.com/puzzles/lg_tree_frog_jigsaw_puzzle.htm


#115788 - 11/13/03 04:18 PM Re: Cuban Tree Frog  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,692
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah
dxb  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,692
UK
Try this for info' and a pic.

http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/species/cuban.html

Edit: Don't know why, but I can't make this link work unless I first copy it into a word document.


#115789 - 11/13/03 04:31 PM Re: Cuban Tree Frog  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,692
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah
dxb  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,692
UK
Frogs have been having a tough time over here too, the last few years. We had only two or three in our pond this year; there is at least one small one still hanging about - a worry when you're cutting the grass (given that up until spring). As wwh says, there is a disease or parasite that's hitting them.


#115790 - 11/14/03 01:08 AM Re: Cuban Tree Frog  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,154
Zed Offline
Pooh-Bah
Zed  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,154
British Columbia, Canada
They are very susceptible to pollution as well.
I found a native tree frog in our back yard as a kid. Smaller than a quarter (or Brit. tuppence) and bright, new-leaf, it-can't-really-be-this-color green with a pale yellow stomach and red eyes. He wasn't afraid at all when I picked him up. He just hopped up my arm t a n angle about 30% off vertical.
He, or she of course I didn't ask, looked more like a design for an animated character than a real animal.


#115791 - 11/15/03 01:17 AM Re: Cuban Tree Frog  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
I've seen those green, red-eyed, yellow-bellied little frogs, and they are splendiferously lovely and beautifulluciously gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,878
Posts223,928
Members9,022
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
PureTech, Dilys, Abishek, Rogerdoctor, SquareDonut
9022 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Abishek), 46 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Dilys 1
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,981
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.014s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6832 MB (Peak: 2.7861 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-09-26 09:26:59 UTC