Tar and Abby

Sunday, June 26, 2011

On Patrol hunting Lady Bullfrog


The puppies have figured out that Lady Bullfrog spends her days sunning in the pond. This requires much time spent on alert beside the pond. This is Tar. The white spot on his tail is of unknown origin. Abby has the same spot. Did they have a litter mate who chewed the other puppies tails? Was it a birth injury? It does seem to be getting more pronounced. But doubtful it will be any problem. Abby set her tail on fire and is none the worse for wear.
The green stuff at the surface of the pond is hornwort. It provides cover for the fish and also helps filter the water. It grows like nobody's business and was started from a few strands I found down by the river. It is a noxious waterweed in anyone's state. Did not know this when I invited it into our pond. At least we are a relatively closed system.

5 comments:

MakingSpace said...

Fantastic - must watch HRH, must watch HRH. Noxious waterweed, forsooth!

mistress maddie said...

Now they probably won't rest now till they find her again!

twunty mcslore said...

Cute! I had a nice little leopard frog in my pond for almost a year. Neither of my two dogs ate it, a freaking blue heron did, ACK!

froggy said...

We've had an egret show up here three times that we've noted!!

twunty mcslore said...

We ended up getting one of those motion activated sprinklers and building a removable net. FINALLY, it's gone.