Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tiny Frog!


It's that time of year again! Tiny frogs! (Or possibly toads. They are too tiny for me to tell.) There was great excitement, and a poor quality camera phone picture, when we found our first of the season.
At this time each year, when the nights are wet, they appear, in my kitchen, hopping across the terracotta tiles, slowly becoming covered in a tumbleweed of dog hair, until they are captured and put outside again. Last year they reached biblical proportions. We collected 50 in a box and emptied back outside, and by the time we'd done that, the kitchen was full again. It makes it very hard to walk from one room to another without stepping on them. What makes it harder is that when they are still they look like little stones.
"They're softer on your feet than gravel, though," opined my daughter.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes - but have you tried kissing any?

Betty said...

I hope they don't try to raid your fridge and cupboards when they're in the kitchen.

Because I don't live in the countryside, the appearance of wildlife is an exciting novelty. Once, noticing that a frog was in our living room, apparently watching the television intently and solemnly, I was overcome with happiness.

I lead a very dull life.

cogidubnus said...

We used to have a toad living quite peaceably in our back drain...except when the washing machine emptied, when he'd pop up and sit at the side of the drain (looking extremely pissed off) until the suds subsided...

We also had frogs living in our pool until the felines frightened them away by constantly carrying them into the house and dropping them at our feet...The cats soon got pissed off trying to pick up the hedgehogs though...

This plus the fox cubs (until recently) playing on our drive and on the pavement outside...and we live in a town!

Oh the joys of an urban life...

Doris said...

Anonymous - they are too small to kiss, and way too hairy. I don't want them to transform into small, hairy men in tights.

Betty - it sounds like the peak of excitement to me! I get over stmulated when we buy new biscuits.

Cogidubnus - it's a wild, wild life all right.

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