2008-10-17

Midnight Rescue


Still on the theme of critters. I got woken up at midnight to the sound of screaming - literally. One of the cats had obviously baled something up by the house so muttering less than nice things about our beloved pets I went staggering out to see just what the heck was going on. Something was screaming and the cat was having a great time attempting to nab the noisemaker. I thought it was a baby stoat -no loss since stoats are another unwanted pest we have to put up with. Then it moved. Not a stoat but a little Australian Bell Frog trying its best to escape death from claws and teeth. I like frogs, so I rescued the poor little guy from the miffed Emerald, put the frog in a container safe for the night, then released it this morning into the pond behind our house. Had the camera, so I took a couple of photos before my amphibious friend vanished to safety. Too soft for my own good. Hope the little guy makes it.

7 comments:

  1. awww he's so sweet! I've seen a few of them here and there too.

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  2. He is a cute little guy. I was surprised at how well the shot turned out! It's breeding time for the little guys so I hope the cats don't get anymore!

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  3. Finally someone as much of a softie as I am! would you believe that I dont even kill the mice that get in the house? I live trap them, then let them loose in front of Sam my outdoor cat and let him to the killing....kinda evil I guess to do that, but at least its not me doing the butchering! I know, stop laughing at me!

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  4. He would make a great sketch subject.

    Jennifer

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  5. Rae you are a softy. I kill mice sorry to say so don't let me near your mice when I get over to see you!!! The possums I kill as well and I don't think twice about it.

    Jennifer - actually that's a really great idea. I'll sort something there and post it a little alter.

    Great to hear from you guys!!!
    Liz

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  6. Nice pic! May the Frog Alliance recognize your act of service and treat you accordingly. Smiles!

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  7. Hey there Red Clover! He is cute. I'll will admit it some critters I have a soft spot for. Frog is one of them!!!

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