Another frog found in our dam is the Peron’s Tree Frog , Litoria peroni . ( I like its alternative name -Maniacal Cackling frog ) A pair of these live in the timber of our swimming jetty and they are disturbed yesterday during jetty restoration work .
They are a large , agile , climbing frog and very easy it indentify by their cross shaped pupils.
If you zoom in on the photo you might see the small bright green flecks on its back .
Its strong swimming action impressed us !
Their call is very long and drawn out , slowly pulsed and increasing in loudness. -‘cra-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah -ah-ahhk’.
By Janet Hagen