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Can you eat Cuban tree frogs?

Unlike bufo toads, Cuban tree frogs are not known to be poisonous to small pets, but the secretion from their skin can cause eye irritation. But Erwin said there more than a nuisance. "They eat everything, anything that is their size or smaller is fair game for a Cuban tree frog," Erwin said.

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Considering this, are Cuban tree frogs harmful to humans?

A: No. These frogs are not known to be poisonous to humans or small animals. But the secretions from their skin can be very irritating to your skin and eyes. The secretions from the skin of any frog or toad can cause eye irritation for some people, but this is especially true with the Cuban treefrog.

Also, why are Cuban tree frogs bad for Florida? Cuban Treefrogs are considered invasive in Florida (and other tropical areas) because they are likely to harm our native ecosystems and also cause a lot of problems for humans. Cuban treefrogs grow very large, and are known to cause costly power outages by short-circuiting utility switches.

Consequently, what do you do with a Cuban tree frog?

Humanely Euthanizing Cuban Treefrogs After positively identifying a frog as a Cuban treefrog, humanely euthanize by applying benzocaine ointment—a numbing agent used to treat skin pain and itching—to the frog's back.

Do Cuban tree frogs have teeth?

Cuban tree frogs have big orange eyes and 6 rows of teeth (2 in the upper and 4 in the lower jaw). Their diet includes insects, small species of frogs and lizards, small birds and snakes. Cuban tree frogs have unusual eating habits. They swallow the food with the help of their eyeballs.

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