Eastern Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)- Nocturnal arboreal frogs found in the Eastern U.S and Southern Canada. They are tame, hardy little creatures that dwell in the high treetops (except for when breeding.)
I believe it was the summer of 2009 when John came across a little tree frog at work, the production area of a sign shop. He found him on the floor covered in paint and metal shavings. The frog proved to be a hardy little fellow indeed. John cleaned him up and took him home to live with us. John's dad named him Poindexter, which I think is an absolutely fantastic name.
We didn't have high hopes for Poindexter's longevity at first, but after doing some research, John discovered some cases where the frogs have lived into their 20's! Poindexter was here to stay.
One of my favorite things Poindexter would do is jump up against the glass of the terrarium and stick to it with his sticky feet. He was such a chill little creature. He also loved to sing. Gray Tree Frog males can be very vocal and have high choruses. As you may notice, I've been speaking about Poindexter in past-tense. I woke up the other morning and received a text from John that Poindexter had passed away. He had no signs of tumors and his eating habits were normal, so we are concluding old age. After all, we had no idea how old he was when John rescued him. I'm very sad to see our little friend go.