Annoying Neighbors or Fascinating Friends?

Large tree frog on window
@GardenGerty (101616)
United States
July 22, 2017 6:05am CST
The other morning Princess was sitting outside, talking. She stood up, and clawed the window screen. NOT the door, although I had the interior door open. She has been known to ask me to let her in in that way. She meowed loudly, I went tot he door to humor her. She still stood and clawed the window. I had to go outside to see why. We evidently had a visitor. This image is of the tree frog that had attached to the window right outside where my desk is. It was not light outside, this is a flash picture. Princess could certainly see him though. I do not know why he was there or how long he stayed. I suspect he was snacking on flying critters that were coming to the light inside. Mr. Frog never made a "peep" or a "ribbit". By the way, I learned that that classical sound often heard on media or written in books is the call of the Tree Frog. I think frogs are fascinating friends.
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• United States
22 Jul 17
We have way too many frogs in the pond and some nights they keep me awake they make so much noise. Not a frog fan!
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@andriaperry (56206)
• United States
22 Jul 17
This swamp gets noisy too.
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• United States
22 Jul 17
@andriaperry Now that my husband finally got rid of all the cat tails we don't have as many frogs, but the ones left are loud.
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
I have a radio that plays nature sounds, between that and the fan and air conditioner I do not hear anything.
@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 17
As we have a pond in the garden, there are several frogs in that area and those frogs can be very noisy during the night.
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
To me that would be soothing. I would know that nothing was out there to bother me if it was not bothering them.
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
23 Jul 17
@GardenGerty It is not soothing because they keep you awake, they are very VERY noisy.
@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I think they are cool except for when they are in my bathroom or attacking me
This is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God. I've seen a lot of weird stuff over the years. But a frog in a sumo suit...
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
I had the last response to this last year. I do remember it, now that you mentioned it. I made sure to re read it though.
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@Corbin5 (112941)
• United States
22 Jul 17
He looks like a mighty fine fellow to me!!!
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
He did seem to be. And Princess did not get him.
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@Corbin5 (112941)
• United States
23 Jul 17
@andriaperry (56206)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I like them too, outside! every year when I bring in house plants a couple babies always hitch hoke in and later jump across the floor to scare this old woman!
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
I have never had that happen. I have had Praying Mantis babies come in, though.
• United States
22 Jul 17
Oh he is cute the little tree frog. He wanted to see what was inside too and join Princess.
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
I am figuring he was feasting on some of the flying things that go for my light and computer.
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• United States
23 Jul 17
@GardenGerty Oh yeah haha
• China
22 Jul 17
An unlooked-for guest! It is amazing the tree frog can attach to the window as a house lizard. Princess is rather wary of an " invader".
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
He has little suction cup pads on each of his toes. That is part of the distinguishing characteristics of tree frogs. I think Princess is always curious and if he moved she would have caught him or tried.
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• China
23 Jul 17
@GardenGerty Small wonder the tree frogs can do that.I haven't seen them so far.
@Courtlynn (55576)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Oh wow. Glad it wasn't making noise and being annoying
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
I think it was having a snack on flying bugs.
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@Courtlynn (55576)
• United States
23 Jul 17
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I'm not fond of frogs, I've seen some of them in our front yard. Until my dearly departed Jolen decided to chew it.
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
Sometimes when a pet chews on a frog or toad it has a bitterness that makes them foam at the mouth and might make them sick.
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• Philippines
24 Jul 17
@GardenGerty okay, thanks for letting me know..I better watch what my dog eats from now on. recently, he's been into hunting rats.
@dollaboy (6153)
22 Jul 17
So as cats and Dogs
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
Not quite so tame.
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@dollaboy (6153)
24 Jul 17
@GardenGerty Sure Heather Echola
@Sreekala (23602)
• India
22 Jul 17
It seems the visitor is looking a way to get inside. They are very annoying and can jump anywhere they want.
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
I just figured he was having a snack, eating the flying bugs that came to the light.
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@Shavkat (65004)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
The Frog Prince wants to have a chat.lol
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
Maybe that is what he came for. I should have offered him coffee.
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@Shavkat (65004)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
@GardenGerty I agree. Did he stay long in your house?
@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jul 17
That is cool having frogs around to watch.
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@GardenGerty (101616)
• United States
23 Jul 17
There is a lot of wildlife around to be seen.
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@celticeagle (119130)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jul 17
I don't think that cats understand frogs and other reptiles. I like little tree frogs. So cute.
@Freelanzer (9496)
• Canada
23 Jul 17
What an agile one he is.