Because Frogs have moist skin, they are not good at living in houses. This little guy had caught up a bit of dust and some wind-blown seeds, which were trailing along behind it, making it barely able to move.
As soon as I realised the nature of its predicament, I grabbed a glass of water, and dumped it in there.
|Verreaux's Tree Frog - in a glass, and seen from above.|
It took a moment of two to recover then immediately tried to climb out.
Some level of success, therefore, in my plan.
Also that told me it was a Tree Frog (as they have much better pads than swimming frogs).
I covered the glass so I could hobble away to grab my camera, and turn down the flash so it would not get blinded.
There are two Frog sites which cover this species of Frog.
I have used these two sites to conclude that my Frog is the Whistling Tree Frog, Verreaux's Tree Frog
|Note the small pads on the toes,|
|Note the reddish pink colour inside the legs (not yellow)|
|Verreaux's Tree Frog making its way back home|
The call made by this frog is quite familiar to me, even though I have never seen this species before.
You can listen to it by clicking on the link at this page.
Click on the hear it now link on that page.
The calls are copyrighted, so I am directing you to that site.
It is very quick to open, and just lasts about 7 seconds to play through.