Friday, July 15, 2011

TADPOLES ON MY TABLE

Some boys love frogs, tadpoles, lizards, spiders, snakes.  My Sweetie was one of those boys - and seems he still is! 



So, when cleaning and opening the above ground pool in the back, he found these little tadpoles, he had to bring them inside and raise them.  We have, over the course of 2 days, 23 tadpoles in a small aquarium on the kitchen table.  He feeds them fish flakes, dropping water on top of the flakes to push them to the bottom so they can feed without coming up out of the water (although some are okay with this).  They have grown a lot since he brought them in and I'm looking forward to seeing the tail disappear and for them to begin to look more like little froggies :)  These are tree frogs and we'd been hearing them croaking and calling for mates for weeks during the nights - looks like the males were successful in finding females so they can carry on the next generation.




But what does one do with 23 frogs, assuming they all make it? ha ha




Now sing it with me:
Froggie went a'courting, he did ride,
um hmmm.....







9 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Glad I am the first to comment on this wonderful post. Love to watch the tadpoles grow. This is sooooo cool, Rhonda.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Woah so very exciting! I can't wait to se them grow, how did Jerry managed to find so many? and most importantly, are you picking names already??? :D

Irina said...

All that dogs and cats photos in blogs are so boring. New fresh air in "Watercolors and words" blog! )))

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, I'll snap some photos every few days so you all can see the changes :) I wonder how long before they look like frogs?

Teresa, pretty cool fun watching them - when you look down into the water, they all come to the top, expecting to be fed! ha ha They were all scooped up in a net - and he just got this many.

Irina, glad you like them and that it's something different from cats and dogs :)

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Rhonda...Will these be the variety of tree frogs with the green bodies and orange feet like the one Jerry had before? If so....Wow! There are so many! What will you do with them all..just release them back into the wild? You may end up with generations and generations of these frogs in your future!

AutumnLeaves said...

Yikes Rhonda! I'm picturing 23 frogs hopping out of the tank and around your house! Better thee than me! LOL

RH Carpenter said...

Susan, no, George was a red-eyed tree frog from the Amazon, so none like him in our backyard :) These are just regular, cute, greenish-grey tree frogs. Can't wait for those tails to start disappearing and them to start looking like little froggies!

Autumn, you had me laughing! I wouldn't mind at all - I do like frogs :) They may just go back to the wild or Sweetie may make a donation to the local Aquarium.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Priceless!

RH Carpenter said...

Pam, stop back by in a few days and check out their growth :) They are fun!