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.
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.