Tiny frog.

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  1. Gromett

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    I just got back to the campsite after my scare, and plugged my EHU in. No power.
    So I went out to the power post to unscrew the lid to I could reset the trips.

    Once I had the lid back on I felt a tickle on the back of my hand and was about to brush the insect off when I noticed it looked odd. I looked closer and it was a frog that was only about 7-8mm in size. Dead cute. I was going to put it in a tub temporarily so I could get a picture of it when it jumped off my hand and was off into the grass. Wow, it couldn't half jump for such a tiny creature.

    Once I am set up I am going to spend some time around that area to see if there are any more.

    I just did a google and it looked like this one.

    http://sugarmtnfarm.com/2006/07/27/tiny-frog/
     
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    We used to get them at our old house as there was a pond. At this time of year, after a bot of rain all the froglets would come out of the pond and go in all directions looking for a new home with less competition for food. I used to avoid cutting the grass very short in July and early August so they had some cover.

    They are very cute - think that is the correct word!
     
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    Nothing like a little bit of nature to take your mind off your back wheel trauma! We have tiny frogs as the neighbour has a pond full . Are they called froglets when they stop being tadpoles?!:LOL:
     
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    Daughter called them froglets as they were little frogs.

    I just googled and found this:

    "A tiny frog that has recently developed from a tadpole." - Oxford Dictionary
     
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    Yes we call them froglets too! So sweet!
     
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    A few years back we were at Ynys-Hir RSPB reserve in Wales when there were thousands of froglets everywhere making it difficult to walk the paths without treading on them.
     
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    I see the occasional toad but, being close to the river, we have lots of newts around us.
    I do love froggies though, they are all cute.
     
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    Yuk. There is nothing worse than a squashed frog on your drive!!!!!!
     
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    There is something worse Joy ..... and that's cleaning squashed ones off the soles of your walking boots!:wink:
     
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH
     
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    We lived in Morven Road, Bearsden, when I was eleven, Kilmardinny Loch is very close by. In the summer you could hardly walk down the road for thousands of little frogs. They certainly are cute and we used to have frog races (no frog was harmed during these :)).

    Thanks @Gromett for bringing back that memory.
     
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    We've got frogs, toads and newts in our garden ... I found a baby newt the other day, just over an inch in length ... it was soooooooooo cute.

    I tend to see the frogs and toads on a night when I let Tazzy out for her last piddle before bed and take the opportunity to go round the garden with a torch and do some snail and slug squashing as we have loads of them! The adult slugs are black/dark colours and just squish but stick to the bottom of my garden 'clogs' so have to be wiped off, but the snails make a lovely crunch noise! :D Baby slugs are pink and anything from half and inch to an inch long and are also cute but ... they still get squished!!!! :sneaky:
     
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    Don't frogs eat slugs and snails or is that just a made up thing?!
     
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    Yes they do and we have 2 ponds too ... but we've got LOADS of slugs and snails ... I've never seen so many of the blooming things! I think part of the problem is that we stopped feeding the birds earlier this year as we had yet another rat in the attic (enticed by the bird food) so we don't get so many visiting the garden - the blackies and thrushes really used to love throwing the snails around!
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::pray:
     
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    I must admit at first I thought Gromett had started this thread about you ... :rolleyes::LOL:
     
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