North Carolina's original illegal amphibian has the answer you're looking for, and also has a lot to answer for.
gahhh- another reason not to swim in a pond- biological rock stars or not
I learned the hard way, sort of, with Cuban Tree Frogs about the legal status here in NC. I got a few as stow aways on plants from Florida and raised them for a few months, took a picture that did ok on Instagram and then got a text from a game warden and then Jeff Hall giving me a heads up that those were now banned in NC. They had to be euthanized. The pictures live on though. Invasive species are no joke. Great post!