Barking tree frog new state symbol?by Dara Kam | March 17th, 2011
Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Cross Creek, thinks so.
He’s sponsored a bill (SB 502) that would designate the barking tree frog the official state amphibian.
If lawmakers approve the move, the tiny critter – often found clinging to windowpanes and door frames – would join the official state pie (key lime), state gem (moonstone), state soil (myakka fine sand) and state animal (Florida panther).
The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will vote on the proposal this afternoon.