Everyone wants to live in Southie! Even wildlife. We’ve got coyotes, deer, skunks, mola mola sunfish, whales, bald eagles, turkeys, bunnies, + chickens. We thought the Southie groundhog was impressive but this one might top it all! A frog.
On CIS reader/follower spotted this little guy clinging to a fence in his yard. This yard is the same yard where heat exhausted squirrels were found napping in the shade.
So is it weird for a frog to be in the city? Yes, they can and if frogs live in your neighborhood it usually means it’s clean. According to Richard Primack, a conservation biologist at Boston University who was quoted in an article in the Globe about frogs living at Mount Auburn Cemetery after more than fifty years of being absent.
“If the frogs are able to live, to some extent it means that the environment is also clean and healthy,” said Primack.
According to the Mass Audubon Society, there are 10 species of frogs that live in the state. So they could in fact move to the city and survive. They often live in urban garden areas where there is some form of water – even puddles.
Or maybe this is just a pet who ran away and is seeking higher ground due to the impending tropical storm?
Whatever the reason, it seems there is a frog living in the G + 8th neighborhood. So be on the lookout. If you have a frog living in your neighborhood let us know!