Peron's Tree Frog in north Canberra- help wanted

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Peron's Tree Frog in north Canberra- help wanted

Postby Ben Walkin » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:49 pm

G'day.

I just had a Peron's Tree Frog drop on to my lounge in a unit in north Canberra. We're not well tree'd or watered so its a real shock.

I had turned the air conditioner on to cool down and can only see that as the inlet. Perhaps in a hand of bananas?

I have placed it in a Tupperware container. It still has moist skin and energy. When trying to ID the species I saw a condition where they develop a red colour in their leg-pits and belly. This guy has a red blush but not sure if it's a natural colouring. He is paler than in photos I've found.

I've got a medium size pond about one km away and wondering if this is the way to go or if there is a keeper that could care for him.

Any help?
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Postby Aaron » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:52 am

Hi Ben,

It's possible its a local frog that has made its way inside. I think there has been a bit of rain lately in the ACT which would help frogs move around. Or it could be one from further afield that has hitched a ride into the ACT in fruit.

There used to be the Canberra Herpetological Society but I can't seem to find them on the web any more, maybe some other posters here will know. The frogs can develop a reddish flush through stress. Litoria peroni usually has black and yellow markings in the groin as well and they can vary their colour dramatically from a dark brown to almost white in colour to match surroundings. I will do a bit more research and see what I can come up with but in the absence of any rescue groups in the ACT it may need to be released.

Aaron

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Postby Ben Walkin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:54 am

Top stuff! Thanks.

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Postby Aaron » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:22 am

The website doesn't seem to be functional any more but they have a Facebook group which still seems active.

https://www.facebook.com/actherpetologicalassociation

If you have Facebook maybe you can send them a message? Or there is an email address info@actha.org.au.

The other option is to contact the RSPCA and they may be able to pass it on to a wildlife carer. If you were in NSW I could help you out pretty quickly but I don't know much about the ACT's wildlife laws!

Aaron


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