Found On Water Barrel

By August 5, 2012 Animals 6 Comments

Gray Tree Frog


This handsome fellow was hanging out on my water barrel. This is the same water barrel that is inexplicably full of tadpoles. There are Many Fewer Tadpoles Now.

I have a suspicion that he might be involved. But that’s okay. At least the tadpoles are being useful. (I have transferred as many to the pond as possible, but the remaining few are avoiding the Official Tadpole Transferring Pitcher.*) The alternative is that they expire in the water barrel or somehow grow to froghood on a near-nonexistant food supply, and I was feeling kinda guilty about them.

The gray tree frog seems to think that a water barrel is THE place to hang out during a hot day, since it’s damp and shady, so I’ve been leaving the top cracked for him to get in and out.


*I am not allowed to use it in the house anymore.


  • Hitch says:

    totally thought that said “gay tree frog” and all I could think was “how does she know?”

  • ursulav says:

    Well, he was wearing this tiny little rainbow pin…

  • Infoaddict says:

    He didn’t hatch FROM said taddies, perchance?? Or he is actually a she watching over the hatching and growth of the tads?

    Note: tadpoles live on mosquito larvae quite cheerfully. I have entire populations of frogs that seem to live (and die, erkily) in 44-gallon drums that have nothing but mozzies, and which then sprout froglets. This is very fine by me.

    Even if it means I have to put up with the odd frog scaring the – er – crap out of my by leaping out between my legs when I sit on the loo. (This is a true story and we still fret about whence came said froggie in the first place. But aside from the cat chasing them down the hallway because they Make Good Noises and move amusingly, they seem quite content).

  • Loret says:

    A fine froggie he is! Nice photo!

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