Hyla squirella — Squirrel Treefrog
Squirrel Treefrogs aren't particularly rare, but I had never been in the right place at the right time to see one before. In this case, the right time was "just after parking our li'l RV at the campsite" and the right place was "in the RV power panel, immediately to the right of the 20 amp outlet".
This small treefrog was one of only two treefrogs I saw on a wet-pavement night in the Everglades. The other one, very nearby, was clearly a Green Treefrog. This one might be a young Green Treefrog, but Dick Bartlett and I both thought it looked a little more like a young Squirrel Treefrog.
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