Sunday slide 22

Cuban treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis dozing on light globe
For this week’s slide, we go back to one of the first photos I took when I’d moved to Florida in 2002, a curious thing that I saw as I pulled into the apartment complex one evening. This Cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) had chosen to perch on one of the series of light globes that lined the road. It wasn’t exactly subtle, but then again from a short distance away it just looked like a smudge or a bird dropping, and the light was doing its part in attracting insects, so maybe this was a good move? But I only ever saw it once, while I know the treefrogs lived nearby in more than adequate numbers, so who knows? But it’s a nice little abstract, isn’t it?

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