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Florida Frogs

Summer nights in Florida can be noisy, thanks to our abundant frog population. Twenty-seven species are native to Florida, including several species of toads. Toads have stout bodies and warty skin, so many people think they're distinct from frogs, but they're just a particular type of frog.

Adult frogs range in size from one to six inches and typically feed on beetles, roaches, crickets, and other small invertebrates. However, the invasive Cuban tree frog that has colonized Florida is known to eat our native tree frogs.

Learn how to tell the difference between native and invasive frogs by talking to your county Extension office. That way you can keep an eye, and an ear out, for frogs this summer in your neighborhood. You can't miss them!


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