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Post Tue May 07, 2013 9:00 pm
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Does anyone know if it's common to find a blue frog on your back porch in Eagan? Sadly, it was dead, as it got caught in our sliding door. But, I looked on the DNR site, and their list of frogs indigenous to MN shows nothing remotely close to blue. Of course, I wasn't smart enough to take a picture of it before I disposed of it.

Now, maybe its color shifted to a bluish after it died? Maybe someone with frog death ( :shock: ) experience can answer that.

My hope is it wasn't someone's pet that they let out into the wild. We were just talking about that problem here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=42170

Post Tue May 07, 2013 9:14 pm
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loverland wrote:
Does anyone know if it's common to find a blue frog on your back porch in Eagan? Sadly, it was dead, as it got caught in our sliding door. But, I looked on the DNR site, and their list of frogs indigenous to MN shows nothing remotely close to blue. Of course, I wasn't smart enough to take a picture of it before I disposed of it.

Now, maybe its color shifted to a bluish after it died? Maybe someone with frog death ( :shock: ) experience can answer that.

My hope is it wasn't someone's pet that they let out into the wild. We were just talking about that problem here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=42170

take it out of your garbage and put in ziplock and freeze it on ice and dnr will recover it. I dont expect you to take it out of your garbage and toss in the refrig freezer, but maybe a cooler with ice or insulated fish box on ice?
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Post Tue May 07, 2013 9:33 pm
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Wish I could, but I tossed it into some brush so that my dog wouldn't sniff it out and eat it.

Post Wed May 08, 2013 4:11 am
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Post Wed May 08, 2013 8:54 am
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It was carrying a beer, but I saw no sun glasses. Maybe a different, but related species?

Post Wed May 08, 2013 10:58 am
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Post Wed May 08, 2013 11:13 am
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When you say blue, do you mean bluish or brilliant blue?

Entirely blue or just a patch or two of blue?

Post Wed May 08, 2013 12:13 pm
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Not a brilliant blue. Darker blue. But, it seemed too big to be a tree frog, and it didn't have the traditional marking of normal MN frogs.

Post Thu May 09, 2013 11:03 pm
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Whites treefrog? Some are brilliant blue. But not from around here. The common green treefrog found in Minnesota also has a blue color phase.


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