This INVASIVE species showed its face in Florida in the 1920’s. They are predators of many of our native frogs and are cannibalistic. Lizards and even small snakes are also on the menu for these pests.
Their skin emits an extremely toxic substance that is harmful to humans and our beloved pets.There do not appear to be any documented deaths or serious injuries of pets from ingesting or attempting to eat a Cuban Treefrog. However, there are reports of excessive salivation and even seizures by pets that have tangled with these noxious frogs, so dogs and cats should be kept away from them.
Cuban Tree Frogs and the American Green Tree Frog are often mistaken for each other. Pay close attention to their toe-pads! Cuban Tree Frogs have larger toe-pads.