Much before many of us were up for our first cup of coffee, a small Cuban tree frog had made its way up a utility pole near the Kissimmee’s Rose Hill Cemetery and touched some high voltage electrical equipment causing 807 KUA customers in the Mill Run area of Kissimmee to lose power. KUA quickly restored power by 5:25 a.m. but unfortunately the frog died.

It’s likely that the excellent climbing Cuban tree frog was foraging for insects around artificial light of the utility pole when it made life-ending contact with high voltage.

The Cuban tree frog is the largest tree frog in North America and can grow in to more than six inches in length.