Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hitches Ride To Canada, Gets Returned To Georgia

June 27, 2019

A Cope’s gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis ) somehow found its way into the cab of a truck driver’s truck and crossed the border into Mississauga, Canada. When the driver arrived in Canada and opened the door of his ruck, he saw the frog hopping around. The driver captured the amphibian and turned it over to the Toronto Wildlife Centre. The centre identified the herp and then sought a way for the wayward frog to hitch a ride back home to Georgia.

Hyla chrysoscelis

Chattahoochee Nature Center

This Cope's gray treefrog hitched a ride to Canada and was returned to Georgia.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center, a wildlife rehabilitation center that focuses on reptiles, amphibians and raptors, stepped and was able to get through the red tape, including securing the permits and papers to bring the native frog back from its international destination.

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The process took three weeks before the Toronto Wildlife Centre put the frog on a plane back to the United States, via animal transportation service Reptile Express International. It is currently at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and will soon be released back into the wild.

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