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6-23-16  mystery photo 073Who is lurking behind the cattails?  Please respond under “Comments” (scroll down).  Answer will be revealed tomorrow.

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87 responses

  1. Jim Lafley

    Could it be a Gray Tree Frog?

    June 23, 2016 at 7:33 am

  2. Ruthie Ireland

    Grey Treefrog?

    June 23, 2016 at 7:35 am

  3. Sue kistenmacher

    Gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 7:35 am

  4. Kerry Ryer-Parke

    Gray treefrog

    June 23, 2016 at 7:37 am

  5. J. Griffin

    It looks like the toes of a frog with the critter on the opposite side of a plant frond.

    June 23, 2016 at 7:41 am

  6. Suzanne

    I’ll leave others to the ID, but just wanted to compliment you on a beautiful and hilarious photo! Love it!

    June 23, 2016 at 7:41 am

  7. Sue Wetmore

    Is this a gray tree frog?

    June 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

  8. barbara

    The grasping toes of a tree frog. BB

    June 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

  9. Kit Pfeiffer

    I concur on the gray tree frog. We had one living in an indoor potted plant one winter!

    June 23, 2016 at 7:45 am

  10. Loretta Knight

    Eastern gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 7:50 am

  11. Jennifer Peterson

    Grey treefrog

    June 23, 2016 at 7:51 am

  12. Yup, grey tree frog. I’d recognize those little toes anywhere!

    June 23, 2016 at 7:51 am

  13. Gray Tree Frog?

    June 23, 2016 at 7:54 am

  14. Connie Snyder

    Gray Tree Frog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:02 am

  15. Sue Brown

    I’m guessing a grey tree frog.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:05 am

  16. jon pringle

    Grey tree frog!

    June 23, 2016 at 8:06 am

    • Annie Hale

      Yes, Grey Tree Frog

      June 23, 2016 at 9:36 am

  17. Gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor)?

    June 23, 2016 at 8:06 am

  18. Hyla versicolor, my favorite frog around these parts.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:06 am

  19. Some sort of a geko???

    June 23, 2016 at 8:07 am

  20. Sandra Fary

    The grey treefrog.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:08 am

  21. I’m guessing Grey Tree Frog! I just read up on them recently since they’ve been hanging around our pool and singing VERY loudly at night.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:09 am

  22. Laurie Spry

    Grey treefrog?

    June 23, 2016 at 8:15 am

  23. GORDON COLLINS

    Grey Tree Frog!

    June 23, 2016 at 8:19 am

  24. Jane

    Gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

  25. Juanita Longwell

    looks like the majority got it. And I thought I was so smart. lol. gray tree frog.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

  26. Cindy Sprague

    Gray Treefrog! They are my favorite.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:25 am

  27. Gray treefrog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:28 am

  28. Carolyn McKeown

    Gray tree frog. Great picture! Love these guys.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:30 am

  29. Gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:31 am

  30. Everyone says grey tree frog and so do I .. We have 4 in our yard and they are loud

    June 23, 2016 at 8:34 am

  31. Jim Nordgren

    Grey tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

  32. MaryEllen

    Gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:36 am

  33. Kelly Dwyer

    A tree frog, resplendent in his finest mottled attire, waits patiently and peacefully behind the cattails for an evening swim to entice a mate with his trilling vocalization!

    June 23, 2016 at 8:36 am

  34. cwetfeet

    Gray Tree Frog?

    June 23, 2016 at 8:38 am

  35. David Thomas-Train

    gray tree frog?

    June 23, 2016 at 8:39 am

  36. nate williams

    gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:46 am

  37. Looks like a gray tree frog’s toes. (I learned about them this spring through the Four Winds Nature Program at our school.) But what the heck is it doing?!

    June 23, 2016 at 8:48 am

  38. With the majority on the gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 8:48 am

  39. Jenny Sawyer

    What a sweet photo… Looks like a froggy practicing climbing … All we see are the toes…

    June 23, 2016 at 8:55 am

  40. marianneblake

    Yep. A tree frog. Love its toes!

    June 23, 2016 at 8:56 am

  41. What a delightful photo Mary – thanks for the smile it brought this morning.

    June 23, 2016 at 9:05 am

  42. tree frog ??

    June 23, 2016 at 9:05 am

  43. Nancy Carey

    redmillhouse@me.com

    June 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

  44. Elizabeth Hawes

    Tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

  45. Nancy Carey

    I love those little fingers! A frog or a toad?

    June 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

  46. linda

    Easy one! Hyla visacolor, gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 9:11 am

  47. susan thomas

    grey tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 9:15 am

  48. Kathy Schillemat

    Looks like a tree frog to me–but maybe a peeper. most likely tree frog, though.

    June 23, 2016 at 9:25 am

  49. Peter Hollinger

    Too big for a peeper; must be Hyla versicolor!
    http://www.pbase.com/plbh/image/44719995

    June 23, 2016 at 9:41 am

  50. mariagianferrari

    Such an amazing photo!! I will concur with the majority that it’s a gray tree frog. I thought it might be a Cope’s tree frog, but they have a more southern range. In fact, there was one on my deck last night (I live in N. VA). I’d add a photo if I could :).

    June 23, 2016 at 9:43 am

  51. Inge Ackermann

    Is it a kind of lizard?

    – Inge 413.549.4870 bobingeack@icloud.com

    >

    June 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

  52. Inge ackermann

    It may be a type of lizard.

    June 23, 2016 at 10:08 am

  53. Nancy LeMay

    Toad

    June 23, 2016 at 10:11 am

  54. Sara R-S

    Cope’s or Gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 10:11 am

  55. Ellen Kitchel

    Grey tree frog?

    June 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

  56. Leslie

    Looks like a Gray Tree Frog to me.

    June 23, 2016 at 10:41 am

  57. John C. Root

    I believe that it is a Grey Tree Frog

    June 23, 2016 at 11:42 am

  58. Gollum!

    June 23, 2016 at 11:52 am

  59. Jane Swift

    A Gray Tree Frog is playing “peek-A-boo with you!

    June 23, 2016 at 11:55 am

  60. Al

    Clearly a gray tree frog—my favorite frog.

    June 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm

  61. I agree with the tree frog majority. Such a cute photo Mary!

    June 23, 2016 at 1:49 pm

  62. Irene

    We seem to be all on the same page : Tree frog! Won’t we be surprised if it isn’t? 🙂

    June 23, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  63. pkallin@roadrunner.com

    Mary Looks like Hyla versicolor to me. Also reminds me of the delicious boiled cattail spikes I had with dinner last night with a little butter and salt. Peter

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    June 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm

  64. Randi Filoon

    Well I think it’s a big old frog but don’t know what kind!

    Sent from my iPad

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    June 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  65. Jason Berard

    Hyla versicolor.

    June 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

  66. A Tree Frog

    June 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm

  67. Nancy

    Gray treefrog’s legs.

    June 23, 2016 at 4:28 pm

  68. Gail Platz

    GreyTree Frog

    June 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

  69. Tom Jones

    gray tree frog

    June 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm

  70. Tree frog is my guess, but regardless, that is an amazing photo. I love it!!!!

    June 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm

  71. Tami

    Gray Tree Frog. One of my favorites!

    June 23, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  72. Meredith

    Tree frog?

    June 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  73. Jean Haarrison

    Gray tree frog, for sure. For a nice illusion, scroll quickly up and down. You can see the cattail open and close.

    June 23, 2016 at 5:44 pm

  74. Alice Pratt

    I immediately thought an American Gray Tree Frog & that there would be ”4” comments.😹😹😹😹😹

    June 23, 2016 at 6:29 pm

  75. Ken Hatch

    Is it a Gray Treefrog?

    June 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

  76. Dudley Carlson

    These look like frog fingers – but which one?

    June 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm

  77. Angie Krysiak

    Gray Tree Frog!

    June 23, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  78. Mr F Squirrel

    Alfred Balch

    June 24, 2016 at 6:33 am

  79. Marilyn

    Looks like a gray frog. I saw one once but it was on a wooden step in the woods, not climbing.

    June 24, 2016 at 6:41 am

  80. Renee Bachman

    Grey tree frog

    June 24, 2016 at 7:02 am

  81. jini foster

    grey tree frog

    June 24, 2016 at 7:15 am

  82. Trish

    Grey tree frog?

    June 24, 2016 at 7:39 am

  83. S

    Gray tree frog!

    June 24, 2016 at 7:39 am

  84. Laura

    Looks like a grey tree frog.

    June 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

  85. Great angle!

    June 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

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