Wordless Wednesday – Frog

by Deb on February 2, 2011

My desk has a window straight next to it with no blind.  As I work in the evenings my lights attract all sorts of insects and their predators.  A little gecko lives on the frame and darts out, bright green grasshoppers and katydids visit and one night I had 7 large praying mantises and 3 smaller ones there.  The big praying mantises don’t seem to be able to support themselves on the glass so they hang around the edges with a constant ‘tap-tap-tap’ of their arms.  And one night I had this little visitor:

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Isn’t he gorgeous?  Of course I have no idea if it’s a he or a she but it sat right in front of me for about half an hour.  See the muscles in those little fingers.  You know all the other terrapods (land animals) started with 5 fingers before modifying them, but it’s possible amphibians have always had 4 on the front and 5 on the back?  Look at that rough skin, but their backs are so smooth. And the eyes with horizontal slits in them, I suspect that would give a wide field of view.

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I don’t think he was very happy with me taking photos, but see how he’s slipping down the glass a bit.  I put the camera away so I didn’t disturb him, but he was a very well-behaved guest and spoke to me for the whole evening.

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Sherry @ Living and Learning February 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

That is so neat!
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Dannie February 2, 2011 at 7:46 am

He is so cute:-) I had to show my daughter as she loves frogs and we have 3 green tree frogs at home 🙂 Thanks xxxx

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Ash February 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

Bet he enjoyed your company too! 🙂

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Trish February 2, 2011 at 8:15 am

Gorgeous pic, so much detail.
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Tamara February 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

Such a fabulous photo.
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Sam @ Learn. Create. Do. February 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

What a cute little visitor. Love the detail.
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A-M February 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Frogs are a favourite of mine and these photos are so interesting.

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nellbe February 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Aren’t you lucky to have so many cool visitors come your way? This is a great photo of froggy.
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Hear Mum Roar February 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm

We have frogs all over the place around here, inside and out! But my faves are the ones who sit on the window like this, and stop the bugs coming in by eating them. None of ours are as bright green as yours, though. Lovely pic

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amandab February 6, 2011 at 6:12 am

Sounds like a great window to sit by 🙂

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