Hyla cinerea — Green Treefrog
Green treefrogs sleep by day, and we saw many of them sleeping on branches and leaves. When they are alert and healthy, they are usually bright green, but they sometimes turn to tan when napping. The first one pictured above is a youngster; the second one is a full-grown adult.
Green treefrogs are common in Florida, but I've only seen them on a few occasions. My only half-baked excuse is that they are pretty well camouflaged when they are sleeping on branches during the day.
Sometimes iPhoto photos are remarkably good. Other times they look like this.
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