In our yard we have lots of little neighbors. Geckos, huge iguanas, squirrels, bluejays, curly-tails, some snails (tiny ones) the occasional opossum or raccoon, a few cats, some mice, hundreds of spiny-backed orb weaver spiders, and TONS of little frogs!
Today while watering the grass I came across one such froggy –a rather big one– who was acting sort of lethargic. These frogs generally jump away as soon as I walk near. But he stayed, even as I poked him a little, which was concerning.
He was on the side of my house (no grass near him) and with the sun rising, which can easily bake such a small critter to death here in FL, I could not leave him there. So I grabbed him and misted him with spring water, and then released him in a cool area of my garden, where he lives. But not before taking a lot of photos and video!!
I suppose his dignity may have taken a hit…
As soon as he was misted he perked up.
I had never been able to see such a perfect little frog so close up. It was wonderful!
Just look at his lovely perfect skin. He looks like a tiny dinosaur creature!
Last video… I really couldn’t pick one, I was just so pleased with what I’d captured…
After I was done harassing him with my camera I misted him once more and released him in a shady spot with taller grass (where I most often see these froggies). Hopefully he had a good rest of his day! 😊