Green Tree Frog
Life begins in a pond for our amphibious friend. About a week after eggs are deposited, tadpoles hatch. They will be tadpoles for six to eight weeks, then they will emerge into frogdom, perhaps with some remains of their larval tail. Ah, what a clever creature, as this leftover is reabsorbed into its body as food supply. That's one less thing to worry about in the first few days while the frog adjusts to its new world.
The adult green tree frog is well designed for its primarily arboreal existence. Its toes end in adhesive disks that help it stick to vertical surfaces. Its long limbs and digits also help cling to twigs and bark. Even though this frog is only 1-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches long, it can jump between limbs as much as eight to ten feet apart!
Color changes also help the green tree frog adapt to its environment. …
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