We are back at Deep Creek Preserve for a couple nights. And this means we're back to using the "porta potty" (is there a better word for this?).
Anyway, the sun had set so I grabbed my flashlight and made my way to the little blue shack. As I enter, something small and soft bounces off my leg! A large moth maybe? I shined the light around but saw nothing. Wait, there was something... There was a large tree frog in there! Seemed harmless. But what was that noise? Sounded like something hitting or bouncing off the wall. It was another tree frog! Ok, it was time to leave, but not until I took a photo with my iPhone...
I was getting a little creeped out! So as I exit, the beam from my flashlight passes over something on the door handle... Another tree frog!
In all I think there were five (that I could see). Cute? Sure. But here is what I found out about my little outhouse friends:
"Cuban Treefrogs prey on native frogs, small lizards, and small snakes; their tadpoles can out-compete native tadpoles for food or space; believed to be causing the decline of native treefrogs.
Cuban Treefrog skin secretes a mucus that can irritate eyes and nose, cause allergy-like symptoms, and even trigger asthma attacks; they breed loudly after midnight in pools, ponds, birdbaths, etc.; they invade toilets and can clog drains; they invade power boxes and cause power outages."