Saturday, August 6, 2011

WEEKEND FROGGIE UPDATE



I had Sweetie take some good photos Friday while I "held" a couple of froggies. 


Aren't they soooo cute?  They all are looking alike - some more green than others, some more brown and mottled. 







They are all eating (at least, those that are froggies are eating), stalking and gulping up those little pinhead crickets.  Fun to watch :)  If it rains today, we'll release 4 or more this evening.  Time to let the babies go and hope for the best.






I've made sure a fingernail is in the photo so you can get a sense of the tiny little size of these babies :)







Isn't nature amazing?

16 comments:

Linda Young said...

Oh Rhonda, these pictures are wonderful. I am wondering how you and Sweetie came to get the tadpoles and decide to do this. What was your motive. It's a special thing you are doing.

Carol Flatt said...

Amazing, Rhonda. So tiny yet so perfect. I can't believe how teensy they are!

RH Carpenter said...

Linda, when we opened our pool this summer (late, as usual), Sweetie was cleaning out leaves and found eggs and tadpoles so he brought them into the house and we kept them in an aquarium; and then 2 containers; then 3 containers! We're hoping to get them big and strong enough to release and, maybe next year we'll have a whole frog chorus out by the pool at night, calling for mates :)

Carol, they are so tiny and perfect - those little toes!! ha ha Too cute. Even grown full sized they aren't any bigger than 1-2 inches at most.

Carol Blackburn said...

It will be sad to see them go, Rhonda. Maybe they will all serenade you in the evening.

Vicki Greene said...

They are so cute!

jgr said...

Hi Rhonda,
The froggies are SO cute!! Thank you for the update.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki, Carol and Jane :) Carol, I hope to hear them singing next spring around here - or maybe they will travel far to find new places and sing there!

Sadami said...

Oh, Rhonda,
Sooooo cute!! Have a wonderful time with them.
Cheers,Sadami

hw (hallie) farber said...

Nature is amazing--and so are you and your Sweetie for doing this. Great photos.

AutumnLeaves said...

Nature is indeed amazing!

RH Carpenter said...

Sadami, Hallie, Autumn, it rained early this morning so more froggies will be released this evening (we like to do it when it's nice and wet out).

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Oh my gosh, these froggie photos are wonderful! I mostly dropped by to say thank you for visiting and commenting on my Late Bloomer blog. I've been neglecting it lately, but I really do read and respect the comments made there.

Sherry

Suzanne McDermott said...

They're big enough for names!

RH Carpenter said...

Hi, Sherry, the summer has put me in a rut with painting (mostly) so sharing the froggie updates :)

Names? 23 names? Nope, can't do it - especially since 8 are gone now - out in the wild and living free and surviving (I hope).

debwardart said...

After one of our recent storms, I stepped onto the deck and saw lots of hopping creatures - tried to stomp a couple thinking they were crickets until I realized they were tiny little toads (or maybe froggies?). Immediately thought of you and stood still until they hopped away from the door! So you have saved even more of this little critters!

RH Carpenter said...

Deb, I'm so glad you let the little frogs or toads live! We need more amphibians :)