Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Another One Of Life's Little Mysteries Dep't


He showed up in the cattle tank yesterday.  How on earth....?

EDITED TO ADD:  you can't tell from the photograph, but he's a big sucker.

12 comments:

Sharon K said...

frogs come from where socks go to?
which is some sort of tesseract?
mrs whatsit trades them?

Shay said...

He couldn't possibly have jumped over the side...could he?

Bunnykins said...

Any water in ditches or shallow ponds near you? We have birdbath. I was told that if I put another one down set into the ground, it would attract the bunnies I like (other half says no) plus the chipmunks, raccoons, and probably snakes. I swear they can all smell water. And, yes, I'm betting he jumped. He looks huge. Doesn't he need something to sit on in there?

Lady Anne said...

Bunnykins, frogs can simply "float" in the water the way that one is. They do need a "base" to hop out, so unless Shay or the Spousal Unit give him a lift, he's stuck.

I think they do smell water. We get snappers in our pond all the time. The Squire will catch them in a crabbing net, and put them in our wheelie bin to lug over and dump them out in the river. I don't get involved. Mama didn't raised me to be an alligator wrestler.

I once glanced out the kitchen window and found a snapper sitting on top of our wood pile. He (she?) was heading toward the stream. Unfortunately, going due east without taking any obstacles into consideration doesn't work well.

Sam said...

Yep, Mr.Froggie needs an exit plan. And a wee bit of help from you.

Bunnykins said...

I draw the line at anything reptilian. Probably wouldn't last a week in the country.

Shay said...

He was gone this morning, but I can't imagine where to, unless one of the foxes that live across the alley got him.

Shay said...

Addendum - We're a little more than a block from the drainage ditch that runs through town and feeds into the Mackinaw river. Some of our neighbors, like us, have rain barrels and one or two have birdbaths or fountains, but no natural water source is near by.

50 gallon cattle tanks are made of rubber and have a series of concentric "ridges" on the inside, and he was perched on one of them. I was going to move him to the other cattle tank today, which has more water and a screen over half the top that he could sit on...

Bunnykins said...

Let's hope he grabbed a ridge with his toes and levered himself out.

Shay said...

Let's hope a prowling raccoon wasn't waiting for him.

Jackie said...

Looks like this amphibian might be a Southern Leopard Frog.

Shay said...

Jackie, I think you are right.