Staying Alive

Common Frog Rana temporaria juvenile

I wondered where all my tadpoles had gone. Spotted a couple of little juvenile frogs today hiding under a piece of bark in my back yard. Below how it began life feeding on algae in the pond into the carnivorous creature above. It is one way to keep the slugs down. Nature is trully a wonderful thing!

July 2019, rear garden, South Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman.

31 thoughts on “Staying Alive

  1. Awesome! I used to have tadpoles in my pond at home! Unfortunately, they disappeared several years ago due to predators. But they are really fun to watch when you have them! Nice Pictures!

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  2. As a kid, there was nothing more exciting than catching polliwogs in a cup and studying them. Sometimes they had the beginnings of their legs which seemed so amazing to us. Nice stuff, Pete.

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  3. It seems such a miracle that a miniscule, newly-formed frog or toad can survive in what must be, to them, a very strange terrestrial world. Great photos!

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    1. It is a miracle to me also, especially when I learned that as the tadpoles develop that turn carnivorous and may even eat each other to survive! Thank you Adele. It has been quite an exciting experience seeing how they have developed, and I did ever wonder whether I would see any grown frogs or not.

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  4. The photo of the tadpole is amazing! Never saw it like that. The “prince”, that means the frog, is very nice. Wonderful colours!

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  5. They are qute cutes at that stage. I came across a young toad the other day in the garden, and they look cute, too πŸ™‚


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