Cuban Treefrogs Ride Out Hurricane Dorian In Florida Man’s Windchimes

September 4, 2019

The man released the amphibians after he found them.

Florida Wolfman (Mac)

A man in Florida was putting away his windchimes in preparation for Hurricane Dorian when he discovered six Cuban treefrogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) nestled up in the chimes.

"So I went to put away my wind chimes for #HurricaneDorian, and...🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸"

The man, whose Twitter name is Florida Wolfman (Mac) then posted a video of his discovery on the social media site September 2 and since then it has garnered more than 1.66 million views.  Florida Wolfman then posted up some still images of the invasive frogs, all snuggled up in the chimes, ready to stay safe from the oncoming Hurricane strength winds.

White's Treefrog Care Sheet

Said Twitter user Stephen R. Jaffe: So glad they found you. I always wonder where the little animals like the frogs and birds will go during the hurricanes. Some folks said Florida Wolfman should have euthanized the frogs, because they are an invasive species in the state and are apparently very destructive, but Florida Wolfman just couldn’t do it.

The Cuban tree frog is native to Cuba, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. Their coloration varies widely, white, gray, green, or brown and they can change colors. Some have splotches on their backs while others are a solid color. The state recommends that you euthanize the amphibian immediately and humanely once captured. It is illegal to re-release them. These frogs eat the native species, which is why euthanization is recommended when they are captured.

Related Articles

USFWS Sued For Lack Of California Tiger Salamander Recovery Plan

Lack of plan further imperils Ambystoma californiense, conservation group says.

Earliest Reptile Footprints

The earliest evidence for the existence of reptiles has been found in Canada.

Australia's Armoured Mist Frog Range Expanded

Scientists move 40 Litoria lorica to new location four kilometers from only known area in which the frogs can be found.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Cast Your Vote

When did you last go to a reptile show?


Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module

Find Us On facebook

Edit ModuleShow Tags