This is Hyla regilla, or also known as the Pacific Tree Frog. This one was approximately an inch and a half long. About average size for an adult. I live about 3 miles from a large wetland resevoir area where you can here the mating calls all throughout the spring. This guy traveled a long way to end up on my mailbox about 5 feet off the ground. He was enjoying the many bugs that were attracted to my porch light. Since the H. regilla is generally a ground dweller I allowed him to finish his snack and then gently placed him in the flower beds. I turned the water on as he was looking a bit dry and he hopped away. Hopefully this guy will call my front yard part of his territory and I will get the benefit of having a bug eating machine living amongst my plant.
I'm a bit of a herpetologist(studier of amphibians and reptiles), which is my nerdy side. It's a good thing I'm pretty big and scary looking or else you all might start making fun of me. But this is what my junior explorers(my kids) and I do when we go hiking.
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