Sunday, May 1

Kiss the frog?

Tonight, we were happy to see one of our amphibious garden dwellers out in the open on a lotus leaf.

One of the more reticent of our garden frogs (haven't had the experience of him jumping at me, or worse, landing on my leg), this puddle frog is often hidden among the leaves.

I used to call him ugly frog... which I now realise is spectacularly unfair to him. The one tonight was quite large, the younger ones are usual less shy, but quickly dart away in a flash at slight movements.

Hello Occidozyga laevis, not-so-handsome frog!