Thursday, April 23, 2015

Joe the Bullfrog

After the sorrowful loss of our baby robin--poignantly, we found the nest several days too late--we have a new backyard "pet": a frog!

Peering around the digging pit

The children came running inside with their mud-encased feet screaming breathlessly about having found a huge frog in their digging pit--this is the area in the backyard where they are allowed to dig to their hearts' content and which is currently muddy from rainwater.

A frog settled into an abandoned Frisbee

I believe they have found a true Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana)! Despite all protests and pitches, the children are forbidden to disturb the amphibian or try to make a "new and better" home for the critter they have named Joe.

Believed to be a bullfrog

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