Squirrel tree frogs are abundant in south Mississippi (Powell et al., 2016). This species is one of the most variable in morphology of all native tree frogs. They are 0.75 – 1.5 inches in length and can be green, gray, brown, spotted, and everything in between.Males’ calls have been likened to a duck’s “quack.”
- Extremely variable in color and patterning
- Usually brown tympanum, indistinct yellowish side bar, front hands usually not green (differentiates from green tree frog)
- Thighs may be yellow but without patterning (differentiates from other tree frogs)
Woodlands, grasslands, urban areas often near water (Powell et al., 2016). Commonly seen under lights on man-made structures.
Their call is similar to the green tree frog, but more “dry” and “duck-like”