Something pink and fleshy was seen scraping the doorbell camera of a Florida home, leading to speculation on social media that an invasive species was crawling on the walls of the house after dark.
Dean Gordon Shared video of incident March 12, Lehigh Acres FL Community Bulletin Board Facebook page, a public group with 30,000 followers.
The mysterious creature appeared to change shape during the six seconds it hovered over the lens, indicating it was so close that it obscured the view of the garden.
“Does anyone know what this is,” Gordon wrote. “You scared me last night.”
that happened at 1:40 am, He added that the doorbell notification woke him up.
“My first thought was a human hand, then an octopus,” he posted.
It looks like it has a finger, but if you keep shaking it, it will almost lose its shape.
Commentators threw in a myriad of possibilities, from spiders to geckos. Some suggested crab.
But the consensus seemed invasive.”VerminSuction cups on feet.
“Frog. Probably Cuban.” Katrin Tyre I have written.
“They also hang out on my (Ring) camera.” Penny Hahn Rosie Posted.
“It happened to me too!” Janie Miller Said.
At least one person advised Gordon that things could get worse.
“I think it’s a bad idea to wait until someone jumps on your neck while walking by the camera.” JT Tompkins Posted.
Cuban Tree Frog It is an invasive species that appeared in Florida in 1931 and has spread to 36 of the state’s 67 counties, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They are poisonous and nocturnal, with females growing to five inches in length, experts say.
Frogs have skin secretions that “may irritate human mucous membranes,” states the state.
Lehigh Acres is located in Lee County about 240 miles south of Tampa.
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