A little something to amuse you while I get on with some serious work.
Actually, he’s more in the range of “big” as frogs go. This is a pot saucer I keep filled with fresh water for our nocturnal visitors, like possums. I wish we saw more frogs, but I suspect all my house-proud neighbours and their over-use of cleaning products have been, in part, responsible for froggies’ low numbers. Well, we can’t blame the drought!
Possibly one of the Justicias, but I didn’t get that from a botanist. Feel free to correct me!
And this little guy is the latest in the growing line of “free-loaders” Chez Dinahmow. We don’t feed all the wildlife (that’s a bad move; ask any Ranger), but sometimes some critters need help.
This one was still “learning the ropes” from his mother when she was injured (probably hit by a car) and although The Man managed to get her to the vet her injuries were too severe and she was euthanased. Oh, put your hankies away! Possums are pretty much at the top of the table when it comes to hand-outs! They have cuteness in spades.
He continued to take the nightly shortcut over the deck and we left some fruit out for him. No, we’ve never tried to make a pet of him; we just help him along on his journey. Some nights he doesn’t show and we wonder if he’s met his end. In case you’re worrying, the little bugger crash-landed on the roof at 4.21am today so I guess he’ll want his piece of fruit tonight…
And it’s a fuzzy photo because I took it from inside and I stopped the flash!
One of the nice things about the lap top is that I can follow the sunshine. And, believe me, today I need some sunshine! Drove past one of those light bulb thermometers this morning and it read 12 deg.C. I swear that thing is faulty!
So now I’m going to take my lap top out of this shadow and find some new sunshine. First- find a cat. That should give me the best sunny patch!
But I’ll leave you with this.
What is it? Answers on a postcard, please. What, you want a prize if you guess correctly? I’ll think about. Let’s say the prize is part of the mystery!
Move over, Geiger, I need me some sun!
Since no one guessed correctly the “prize” will be held over. Actually, I’m thinking of having one of these silly little contests on a regular basis.Tell me if you think it’s a good idea. And now…the answer.
Gecko footprints on the outside of the glass door.
And, yes, more than one gecko. Given the huge numbers of geckos, it’s pretty obvious that they must like each other. But man! can they fight!
True story .…It was a dark and stormy night… and I reached into a jacket pocket in the closet where I kept a slim chain belt. My fingers closed around something that was NOT chain…I withdrew my hand slowly, gently, a small part of my brain calculating the odds of the “thing” being a highly venomous creature and the chances of my getting medical help in time.
It was a gecko. And I should think it was doing some rapid permutations of its own!