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Posted by Craig Lipski on Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:18 am

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I'm seeing a lot of Peepers and Gray Tree Frogs this summer.  I saw this guy climbing the Dogbane, legs all stretched out akimbo, and worked my way closer; the frog decided, "the heck with that," and plopped down onto this leaf.  Hard to believe such tiny critters can seemingly pierce your eardrums from 12' away, even though you likely won't see 'em.

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Good light,
Craig

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by david fletcher on Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:23 am
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Such a tiny fella Craig.  Just amazing comparing the size against the stem for scale.  Nicely done.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:44 am
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A shame you didn't catch his climbing mode - it can be so funny with their little legs. You have got a lovely image of this little beauty on the leaf though. Beautifully done!

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by Tom Whelan on Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:38 pm
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Nice find - I hear them, but I've never seen one. Fine capture!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:16 am
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Great job- I've only seen one once! But yes, sure can hear them!
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