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    Default Tree Frogs - Warning

    I'm sure most of you probably know this but being relatively new the the country and all it's glorious flora and fauna I was not aware.

    I was relocating a bloody noisy green tree frog, in the rain last night. I wet my hands first (I had read that much) and picked him up. Now I do really love tree frogs I think they're great, so I Had a quick look at him then ran into the rain down the road to put him in some grassland there. On the way back I thought I had just got some rain in my eye, it started to sting a bit. Then it got worse and worse and OMG it hurt like hell. I'm presuming the tree frog had managed to spray some kind of toxin in my eye while I was looking at him. My daughter looked it up on Google while OH is flushing my eye out with lots and lots of water and then many vials of Systane eye drops which helped, but every time he stopped flushing, the pain came back. But yes, they can spray toxin and it says you should always wear eye protection when handling them.

    Just thought I would let everyone know, in case, like me, you didn't.

    This morning my eye is much better. It is still weeping a bit and a bit blurey but much much better than last night
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    I didn't know that, TKay. My husband and I pick up green tree frogs all the time. Sheesh, have we been lucky!

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    Oh no, are you feeling ok now?

    I don't think I get any frogs around here, but there is at my mothers house. I will be more prepared now

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    I didn't know that, I used to be obsessed with them as a kid.

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    I think I've been lucky too! I'm often out on the back verandah grabbing the frogs that come to feed under the outside light before the dogs can get to them!

    I got sick of them pooping and peeing in my hands so now I try to use a tupperware container to catch them.

    Every now and then I get one that decides it has a death wish and comes inside, so far I've managed to avoid any carnage.

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    wow I had no idea! Hope your eye is ok

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    Ouch can you identiify te tree frog Frogs of Australia > Queensland > The frogs of Around Brisbane I may not have your right region?
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    Didn't know that either and used to handle hundreds when I lived in Dalby QLD. Just very lucky!

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    Yeh, I've picked up loads without a problem before. I was suprised but it must have been the frog. There was just nothing else it could be but I wasn't aware it squirted anything, except it did make a funny noise when I held it up. Different to their usual noise.

    Beau, with regard to what type it was, I'm not entirely sure. It was dark and I wasn't paying too much attention. It just looked like your average green tree frog, average size, so probably the Litoria caerulea or possibly the Red eyed Tree frog (Litoria chloris)
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    Its quite interesting most toxic frogs get it by the incects they eat, apart from the Corroboree frogs they manufacture there own poison.
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