Sunday, October 25, 2009
Cute just can't 'cut it'
There is no denying they can be cute from a distance, but up close they are slimy and messy and can produce allergic reactions in people.
The Cuban Treefrog, (Osteopilus septentrionalis) a big name for a BIG invader which is threatening Florida's ecosystems as they eat and out compete our native species of treefrogs. They hide in dark places and can short circuit electric lights or your water softening system threatening your pocketbook.
If you find them, euthanize them using the methods suggested by the University of Florida. You can learn that and more about this invasive species at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW259
I've got seven in my freezer as we speak.