Friday, September 23, 2016

Frogs and Foxes

I've seen a lot more livestock while driving around than I have wildlife, but my keen-eyed spotter did see a couple of foxes one day.  And our little Spring Peeper visited the deck again.

This was just a friendly little Leopard frog, though he was choosing some rather rough gravel to cross.

Is this frog habitat?!  Apparently it is; works just as well as a tree!

This little guy is the Spring Peeper that's been visiting our deck.  That support pole for the umbrella is  only an inch and a half wide, which gives you some idea of the frog's size.

And yet, if you get a close-up, he looks like quite a monster.

Anyway, he scampered up that pole without hesitating, the sticky pads on his feet working just fine on the metal pole.  If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I would not have believed it.

The foxes, two of them, were in an old pasture, and Mrs. F.G. just caught a flash of something orange.  We watched and waited.

One of those day when I forgot the binoculars of course, but it was neat to see them.

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18 comments:

  1. Any princes inside those frogs I wonder?

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  2. I love the leopard frog! I don't think I've ever seen one.

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  3. What big feet and ugly toes mr. peeper frog has but I guess they get the job done!! Nice spotting and captures of the fox!!

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  4. Maybe he is looking for a warmer spot for his winter sleep-over.What a great time to see him up the umbrella pole .

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  5. I've just disturbed a frog in my own garden, though he didn't stick around to pose. "Fenland Nightingales" they're called around here!

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  6. I've never seen a leopard frog ... amazing colour and markings.
    Great shots of the little peeper and good to see the foxes too.

    Happy weekend wishes

    All the best Jan

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  7. Hello, the leopard frog is cute, great sightings of the frog and fox. Thank you for linking up and sharing your critters. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Frogs are amazing!
    It has been a long time since I have seen a fox here.
    Have a great week-end!

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  9. i adore frogs and toads. don't see foxes here (except once in a blue moon, one lying as roadkill, sadly.) too many coyotes.

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  10. Frogs look like such characters. I always like seeing a fox.

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  11. We've got a lot of bullfrogs right now. - Margy

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  12. Like the frogs. I find that they don't hop away and let you take all the pictures you want. : )
    I haven't seen a fox since we've moved here. Used to see them all the time at my old house.

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  13. Love your first photo of the frog!

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  14. Very nice frog photos. They were in some interesting places, not at all their normal habitat.

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  15. Cute frog pictures! I haven't seen a fox in ages.

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  16. What a nice shot of the leopard frog ... those rocks look sharp for such soft feet!

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