Thursday, April 15, 2010

Amphibians - Beware!

The girl is on the loose. And she won't give up until she gets you!

Her motto is - anything roaming around at ground level is fair game.

The day after finding and then losing her pet frog - she captured a toad (no photo yet).

We were at another park, near some "creekishness", and just as we were leaving, the girl, feeling rather disheartened at having not located a frog/turtle/toad/snake/lizard - suddenly called out "LOOK!" And of course I jumped out of the way not wanting to step on or be attacked by a cottonmouth/copperhead/any-kind-of-snake...but it was only a poor helpless toad. Too slow for a girl with an empty Taco Bell strawberry/lemonade "slush cup.

Today the girl went out and spent her money on a 10 gallon aquarium (she already has a 5 gallon aquarium in her room housing her two hermit crabs) and some crickets. The toad - named Gollum (very aptly named) is now living in the girl's bedroom...the girl is happy. Here's hoping Gollum lives a long and prosperous life :)

Coincidentally the library had a homeschool program on frogs today, which we attended.

Speaking of frogs and toads - there is a new Frog and Toad book by Arnold Lobel that I spotted at the library today - The Frog and Toads All Sang.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm I think you guys need a little doggie :) That is how it started with Jeff - fish, frogs, turtles, rabbit and then dog!


Anonymous said...

Oops I forgot the to crazy cats we had before the rabbit. Glad those are gone :)

Edi said...

Yeah I'm sure the girl is hoping to work up to some mammals...

CanadianGrandma said...

Your daughter sure is different! I never liked amphibians as a child...come to think of it, not as an adult either!

Anonymous said...

We also had a few hamsters in there - how could I forget about those - the best pets ever! If you come to the lake this summer we have lots of frogs!

Taylor said...

shes very strange


Blogger said...

Quantum Binary Signals

Get professional trading signals sent to your mobile phone every day.

Start following our signals NOW and profit up to 270% per day.