Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Rana-gate

This morning, before dawn.

"Hurry, bring your camera!"



Bullfrog at the gate (Rana catesbeiana).



"I'm not stuck, I just like the view."

12 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

That's pretty funny. But who the heck is up before dawn?

Lorianne said...

Oh, WONDERFUL! I love bullfrogs, especially the bold & curious ones!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

That is really a great shot. What a predicament he was in. How high did he jump to get there?

maikopunk said...

I'm so glad you have a digital camera. What a moment to commit to megapixels!

Hick said...

How do you get these pictures? The only thing I find outside in the pre-dawn hours is the trash strewn around by the raccoons.

Did you free the little guy?

swamp4me said...

He wasn't after your baby chicks was he? I've read accounts of them eating baby ducks...

TurtleHeart said...

Ohhhh... he's a beauty! Hope he got away okay.

Just recently found your blog. Absolutely LOVE it!

Eva said...

Great photo! What a story it could illustrate -- escape from the pond -- foiled again :-)

Rurality said...

Well in the interest of marital harmony, I'm no longer a night person. Both of us get up before dawn! I even make hubby a lunch, so I think that qualifies me as pretty darn domestic.

I think the top of that fence is about a yard high, or about a meter high. (Not sure if frogs are on the metric system yet.)

He wasn't actually stuck! When hubby moved his hand towards him, he jumped down. He sure didn't mind having his picture taken though.

I wasn't sure that the camera would even focus on him, it was so dark. But the headlights from hubby's car helped I guess.

The chickens are all locked down in the coop at night, so they were safe. He could definitely have made a light snack out of the little one if given the opportunity.

Thanks everybody!

Charles said...

gool lord.

you know, there are now several people who gather around my desk at work to see your daily post.

Magazine Man said...

Ow! It just looks painful.

You know before you showed up, his wife was probably sitting on the ground saying, "Are you sure you're not stuck?"

BF: No, honey, I'm telling you, I'm fine. I MEANT to do this. Aw crap, here's comes whatsername with the camera.

Wife: You're on your own. I'm outta here...

***

You should sell that to a poster company. I'm serious!

Rurality said...

Thanks Charles & MM. You made my day! :)