According to reports reaching Q95 news, the Cuban tree frog which is native to Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands , was recently found at the Portsmouth port-of-entry shipping yard, in Portsmouth, Dominica.
The Cuban tree frogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) are the largest species of tree frog in North America, ranging from 3 to 5.5 inches long, however the females are larger than the males. The frogs also have some of the largest toe pads seen in tree frogs. The coloring of their rough and warty skin depends on the surrounding temperature and environment, as Cuban tree frogs change their skin color to suit both. Common shades include olive-green, blue-green, bronze, brown, tan, gray, and grayish-white
Forestry Engineer at the Forestry Wildlife & Parks Division Bradley Guye has advised Dominicans to take caution with this species of frog as the skin of the Cuban tree frog secretes toxic mucus which can cause a burning sensation or trigger an allergy attack in the person who handles it with their bare hands.
Forestry Engineer at the Forestry Wildlife & Parks Division Bradley Guye
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