Monday, May 14, 2018

Camouflage Fail

One of the most elusive amphibians in my neck of the woods is the gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor), which lives pretty high up in trees and is perfectly camouflaged against the bark of said trees... this doesn't work with wrought iron chairs:

Hey, you're not a gray CHAIR frog!

I saw this beautiful critter napping in the cool, moist environs of one of my worksites yesterday morning, when I dropped off a bunch of bulk first aid supplies for our tourist season. I made sure to point it out to my coworkers as soon as I arrived. I figure this frog is on the grounds staff, one of the many pest-control workers we have onsite, so introductions were in order.


janet said...

But you can see he's really trying to blend in. He's just not quite there yet. Poor kid, poor kid.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Someday, lichens may grow on that chair, then he'll blend in.