Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

July 11, 2013

Blog about a Frog

Yesterday afternoon I got home from work and took notice to a tiny little Frog sitting on our front steps. And when I say "tiny", I do mean tiny, like really tiny.

It was near +39c with the humidex, and I can only imagine how hot the concrete felt beneath the little creature. I wondered where he came from as well. We don't have any ponds that close to our house. And with his size, his journey must have been a long one already.

I scooped him up and brought him inside, putting him in a small plastic container I have for our Fire Belly Frogs when I clean their tank. I put about half an inch of water in it along with a water dish I use for the crickets' in their container, which this guy could use as an island if need be.

He swam and fussed for a little bit, probably terrified of his new surroundings. I had to go out for a few hours and in that time he settled down.

This morning I tried to feed him the smallest cricket I had, which was probably half his size. He just looked at it. I tried some thawed out blood worms that I feed our newt, dangling them in front of his face. He used his little hands to push them away.

I had no intentions of keeping him and knew relocating him was best; our yard is no place for him. So at 5:30am I pulled into a park nearby with a few big ponds and swampy areas, and set him free in the grass near one of the ponds. I wished him the best of luck in his journey and drove away.

the end

Here is a pic of him, and that's my thumb nail behind him holding up a quarter to give you some perspective on his size (or lack of). I am really curious what kind of Frog he is. If any one reading this knows... please let me know.


Anonymous said...

Sorry Rob...but I believe this is a very young toad not a frog

Ashley, Shelby...Holly

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Is it ever tiny. Looks like the size of a spring peeper!
Why did you not let it go?!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Anonymous said...

Frog or Toad, no matter, its a cute little bugger. You did great for him.

Um, Jennifer, you might want to read the blog again as Rob did release it at a park/marsh area.

Beth Girdler said...

That tiny guy or gal was indeed a toadlet. This seems to have been a good year for them, they are everywhere around my yard and garden.