You may not know this about me, but I love frogs and toads. When I put in my small watergarden 2 years ago I just assumed I would have a bullfrog move in right away. Another thing you may not know about me is sometimes I'm not patient! (I'm working on it!) So, I actually went to a watergarden store and bought a bullfrog tadpole. It was so fun to watch him change into a frog! To our disappointment, as soon as he had all of his legs he hopped away forever. So, I bought another tadpole! The same thing happened again!! In the meantime, I met the neighbor behind us who has a huge watergarden and at night I can hear my bullfrogs croaking at her place!
This past Monday, I was sitting at my desk, writing some letters and I heard a very loud croak. I ran to get Phillip and I was so excited he had to remind me to breathe!! :0) The frog croaked every 10 mintues for 3 hours!
Tuesday night, we had a small storm here and our internet connection was lost. Phillip spent 2 hours on the phone trying to get it fixed, which involved going out to our electric boxes that are right across from my watergarden. Surely this would have scared the bullfrog away.
This bring us to the pictures. I decided my watergarden needed a few more plants around it to make it even more welcoming to a bullfrog. ;0)
Here is the before picture:
After picture. Much more "pond-like" I think!
Last night, the only croaking I heard was from the pond across the street and I am so hoping my little friend decides to come back.
Here is a photo of a bullfrog. Isn't he cute?!!?!
Photo of bullfrog from Popularpets.com