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OK, so some of you probably think I’m a little strange, to devote a post to a frog. Maybe I am, but this is only the second time in four-and-half years that I’ve seen one of these guys here. (We had hundreds at our former home.)
And frogs are an important indicator of ecological stability; when we spew forth all our disgusting chemicals and rubbish, the frogs are among the first to suffer.
This is a Green Tree Frog, Litoria caerulea, also known, chez Dinahmow, as ” a big, sticky-foot frog.” This one is about the size of my palm; they don’t get much bigger.
Lesson over! Go google more info…

Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

7 thoughts on “A FROG BLOG!

  1. We think it’s quite nice to devote a post to a frog. And why not?

    The woman is very fond of all living things and even tried to talk a spider out of buidling a web across her dining room window.


  2. I’ll take 100 frogs over a cockroach any day.


  3. send back my husband at once please!


  4. pearl…we have spiders,but not many and not deadly

    andrea…roaches too. ychh!

    ziggi…still cross about the credit card then?


  5. frogs rock the house bigtime.
    froggies are my buds! i maintain a frog-friendly garden. in return, they seranade me in the nighttime hours whenever rain threatens and clamber up onto my windowsill to watch me blog.
    your frog is particularly cute and must needs be named. he can be the official spokesamphibian here.

    i suggest ‘Chuck’.


  6. FN Hooray for another frog-carer! You can call him Chuck if you like;we thought ‘Gene’ was good, cos he was singing in the drain!(And I admit I swiped that from a poet friend!)


  7. You are spot on about the vitality of amphibians being a benchmark indicator of the state of our environment.
    Reptiles trounced the amphibs with their invention of a calcium carbonate waterproof but air permeable EGG and a PENIS.
    The ability to reproduce on land away from fish allowed the Reptiles to succeed at colonizing the land and they eventually gave rise to US.
    I just watched Apocalypto this weekend and I loved how the natives dipped the tips of their blow darts on those cute little poisonous frogs.
    We once played with buckets of frogs every Spring…but you hardly see them around here anymore…quite ominous indeed.


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