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Cope's Gray Tree Frog

Cope's Gray Tree Frog, Hyla chrysoscelis, is a species of tree frog found in the southeastern United States. The frog is named for Edward Drinker Cope who first described it in 1880.

Nearly indistinguishable from the Gray Tree Frog, Cope's variety has a faster and higher-pitched call. Both species have bright yellow or orange coloration on their inner thighs, which is visible when they jump!

These frogs spend most of the year high in the trees of mature deciduous forests. In early summer, they migrate to ponds for the mating season. This is when you are most likely to hear their calls.

Even though they are most often gray as adults, young Cope's Gray Tree Frogs are typically green!

Thanks for stopping by! As you can see, I've decided to give up comics and use for educational purposes. From now on, I'll feature a different type of amphibian here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I'm sure that you'll enjoy learning about the wonderful amphibians of our planet much more than you would enjoy my comics.

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The frog photos in the first 3 frames are by Patrick Coin (Patrick Coin) and are used under the CC BY-SA 2.5 license.

The photo of the young frog in the last frame is by Fredlyfish4 and is used under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

Don't worry, the regular comics return Monday!

Published Friday, 1 April 2016

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