I was unlocking my front door when something at eye level in my peripheral vision made me jump. A treefrog had taken up residence in my mailbox, which was a good five feet off the porch and an additional six feet off the ground. Since it's right below my porch light, I guessed he found his odds of catching dinner improved in the chill of late fall by moving into the mailbox and waiting for the light to come on.He was peeping out the hole like it was the most natural thing in the world.
After a half hour or so of not seeming to mind me at all, he withdrew into the safety of the mailbox. Later, when I was leaving, I peered in the box and he was gone. I've seen no sign of him since.
Date of sighting
9 Nov 2007
tree frog - species unknown
Hyla avivoca? (Bird-voiced Treefrog?)