Froggy Has A Close Call

Common Frog Rana temporaria

… with the green waste recycling bin. Whenever I wheel my green waste bin I am now cautious. For the little frogs and toads take to hiding under a little recess beneath the bin during the day, and if I don’t tilt the bin forward I would most likely squish them, or drag them with the bin. This evening I found two toads under the bin which quickly vanished under the shed. This is a Common Frog (Rana temporaria), I took the other day, which was also discovered hiding under the bin. They must gather beneath the bin in readiness for those all night pool parties they have! πŸ™‚

Common Frog Rana temporaria

Common Frog Rana temporaria

Common Frog Rana temporaria

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July 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman.

35 thoughts on “Froggy Has A Close Call

  1. I mentioned we had attracted a frog to the pond but I’ve not seen him in a while. Do you know if they move on or are they inclined to stay put?

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    1. I think they come and go, and some hide themselves pretty good during the day. You can try having a look-see during the night around your pond which is where they usually hang out.

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  2. You have the cutest darned frogs. They do like those dark, dank, moist places — although what looks safe and secure to them may not be!

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  3. Great photos of a species that must be appreciating the rain today (assuming it’s reached you too). It is amazing how they find strange little corners to hide in.

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  4. He blends in beautifully with the surroundings. I bet he’s glad he’s had somewhere to shelter from all this heat. Temporary respite, but I think the hot weather is set to continue soon.

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  5. Oh I like your frog and his little eye mask. It’s a frog we don’t have in the US. You must hear a wonderful symphony from the pond at night. 🐸

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