Cope’s Grey Tree Frog is a tree frog that is larger than many other tree frogs. This Treefrog can be found all over the Southeast and in some mountain ranges.
Cope’s Grey Tree Frog is around 1.25 to 2 inches long and can be either gray to green, depending on how much they move and the environment around them. Under their eye is a spot that is lighter than the rest of their body and their inner thigh has a very bright orange or yellow color.
This Cope’s Grey Tree Frog is larger in body than other treefrogs and is considered to be wider. It has large toe pads that can help it to hold on to trees and its skin is rough or granular and not smooth.
Cope’s Grey Tree Frog lives in areas throughout the Southeast including areas of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. It can also be found in the Piedmont and in the Mountain regions.
Most of these treefrogs live in wooded areas such as deciduous forests or in wetlands that don’t have fish.
Most of the time, the Cope’s Grey Tree Frog spends its days high in the trees. When it is time for them to find a mate, they will leave the trees and go to the wetlands or the forest floor.
Cope’s Grey will often times spend their time hiding in holes found in the trees or they will find areas that are hidden under brush, tree branches, logs or high grasses to hide.
The Cope’s Grey Tree Frog is nocturnal meaning that it does most of its activity at night.
The Cope’s Grey Tree Frog looks for a mate between May and August and they make a special call to find a mate that sounds like a flute. This call has around 45 trills each second and is short and forceful so that the female frog can hear it.
The female Cope’s Grey will lay around 40 eggs at a time and will lay these eggs in small ponds or in small areas of water. It will take around 5 days for the eggs to hatch.
The Cope’s Grey Tree Frog secretes a toxin from its skin when it is fearful or threatened. This poison can cause there to be numbing of the lips, eyes and face area and can be uncomfortable for the mucus area in the nose and if the poison gets into open cuts or places on the skin. It is important to always wash your hands if you handle one of these tree frogs.
The Cope’s Grey Tree Frog is a carnivore which means it eats meat or other animals. This frog will eat small insects that do not have a backbone or invertebrates. It eats mosquitos, flies, ants and other small insects.