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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Introducing the Cuban Tree Frog to Florida Osteopilus Septentrionalis In 2013, they reestablished breeding grounds near cedar key on Florida'f Gulf Coast, Jacksonville on the Atlantic Coast, and Gainsville in Northern-Central Florida. Eventually expending from Florida to South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. The cuban tree frog is native to Cuba : the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, and the Isle of Youth. The species was introduced to Florida by shipping crates from the Caribbean in the early 1900's. By the 1970's they disappeared through most southern Florida. One method to control thisspecies would be capturing them in man-made tree houses and identifying what type of tree frog it is. After establishing the tree frog as a Cuban tree frog, then we will be able to euthanize the tree frog, collect data, and report the information we have collected. This will not only allow the biodiversity to flourish in the areas overtaken by the Cuban tree frog, but also allow the habitat to recreate what was once before. This species of frog is well known to eat lizards, native frogs, toads, insects, and spiders. The Cuban Tree Frog is so successful at taking over habitat and eating native Floridafrog, toad, and insect species, they are considered an invasive exotic non-native species, or a threat to the biodiversity of Florida native ecosystems and wildlife. - up to five inches- enormous toe pads- bumpy skin on back- colored tan/pale, green/pale, with dark green or brown marking pattern on the back and legs, almost looking white Habitat is mostly moist and shady -- in trees and shrubs, around houses, and hear ornamental fish ponds and well-lit patios. Madi Wood 7th 12/10/14
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