Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Lil' Mermaid petting her frog

Man, I have been sloooowwww at posting lately. Here are some cool photos taken probably a month ago now, of some little neighbors of ours....

Hot Rod's pet frog

Aren't they cute? They live under our dogs' big water tub. Hot Rod found and caught "Hoppy" (the green one) first and then went out and found "Rocky" (the brown one).

Taking them out to play

Hot Rod adopted Hoppy and Lil' Mermaid adopted Rocky and for about a week they kept them in a terrarium they had made, taking them out to let them swim and have "recreational time".

Rocky &

They attempted to catch bugs and feed them, but I wasn't sure if that was really working, so I told them we had to let them go.

A little cling-on

The kids were not really happy about that. But since we decided that they really had nowhere to go, that they would probably be okay and we could visit them as often as we wanted. It intrigues us to ponder the idea of how they got here. We looked up some frog ID web sites and we think they might be Northern Pacific Tree Frogs. But as we're new to the herpetological community, we don't really know what the heck we're talking about.

Our backyard frog 2

But we've had a lot of fun with them. And the kids are definitely interested in learning more. Smiling, interested faces always make research more fun, doncha think?

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