Tag Archives: Frog

Pest Controller At Work

It has been an exceptionally warm and dry summer this year so instead of perpetual watering, I have allowed the veggie-beds’ soil to “bake” itself and hopefully kill some destructive nematodes.

But yesterday it rained … actually it poured!
By sunset, it brought out the bugs and the bug guzzlers (whom I treasure). I have found frog-watching to be a fascinating pastime.

Ventral image of Froggy

Ventral image of Froggy

Has anyone spent time just watching how these carnivorous amphibious pest controllers work?
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My Golden Teeny Weeny Frog Friend

Early this morning, I set eyes on the tiniest frog I’ve ever seen in the garden. Its eyes followed me but I guess amphibious instinct knew I would do it no harm.

the teeny weeny one

the teeny weeny one

There it sat on the olive leaf (not the Olive Branch) so I guess the symbolism or omen does not apply.  Stayed very calm all the while, as I clicked my camera, and as it waited for a micro-bug to come its way.

stayed calm and cozy on olive leaf

stayed calm and cozy on olive leaf

Quite a pretty little thing it is

Quite a pretty little thing it is …

How to Evict a Frog …

Does anyone know how to evict a Frog? He’s my pest controller and I do welcome his presence around the garden but my Papaya is ripe for plucking.

Frog-in-Hiding

Frog-in-Hiding

He’s been there for a week and each day he looks like he’s making himself more and more comfortable. Do I sacrifice the fruit for the frog or do I evict the frog from the fruit? Update: I know it’s crazy but I just want to show why it’s so hard to ‘shoo’ him away. Look at those sad eyes …

Sad Frog

Sad Frog

8.30pm Update: The sun has set, it’s twilight and raining lightly. Froggy is awake and alert, preparing to go on his insect hunt, *sigh* but he is still sitting on my ripe papaya!!

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Is this what you call a Rough Neck?

Not All Necks are created Equal

Not all Necks are Created Equal.

Ever seen the underside of a frog’s neck? I sat right under 1, having a beer, while he was waiting for his dinner.  They’re out and about in the evenings, ready to eat and help me clean up my garden of all those nuisance pests.

I love those cute little creatures but I don’t think I’d like to have a spotty neck like that.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

Peeping Frog

Guests Beware!!
Peeping Frogs Live Here.

Ever heard of a Frog Spa?

This smart creature knows where to stay cool in the heat of the day, semi-dipped in clean, untreated rain water while getting shaded from mid-day sun

Frog Spa

Frog Spa

and we think us human female beings are the only ones to pamper ourselves. She probably had room service – mosquito eggs, sunny-side up –  for breakfast too.

They Share …

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Common Living Quarters