Summary of “Invasive Treefrogs Have Snuck Into Louisiana and They Are Not Good Neighbors”

Cuban treefrogs, which can grow as big as the palm of your hand, compete with native treefrogs for shelter and are create a number of nuisances for people.
While waiting to meet with their collaborator from the zoo, Glorioso and his team discovered 23 Cuban treefrogs wedged behind a utility box on a bathroom wall.
Even more troubling, Cuban treefrogs have been displacing the native treefrogs in Florida and are likely to do the same in Louisiana.
Another possibility is that Cuban treefrogs are so aggressive about jamming themselves into every refuge that they are leaving native treefrogs without any shelter from predators and the elements.
Native green treefrogs actually don’t seem to be susceptible to the fungus, but Glorioso worries that Cuban treefrogs may spread it to more other more vulnerable amphibians.
Glorioso says, “We didn’t find any green treefrogs in the areas where we found the Cuban tree frogs-not one.” It turns out that green treefrogs hadn’t been found much in those parts of the park to begin with.
The scientists found a few squirrel treefrogs hiding alongside Cuban treefrogs in PVC pipes stored in the zoo.
In the meantime, there’s a good chance that Cuban treefrogs have settled into other locales beyond Florida but have not yet been recognized, says Steve Johnson, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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