Monday, October 16, 2006
Fish and Wildlife determined the tadpoles pictured are Cuban Treefrogs due to the black flecked tail and the translucent belly in which you can see the intestines. The Cuban Treefrogs are bad news in Florida, where they've hurt native populations by taking up resources and, well, by eating the other frogs. So sadly we had to get rid of the tadpoles - we were looking forward to seeing them metamorphose. They'll be food for the mice I suppose.