Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday's Treasure

We have a new crop of critters in the backyard!  Sophie and her Daddy caught 4 of these little guys in her bug box, and we all had a blast playing with them before releasing them.  Trying to get a clear photo was a challenge- these babies are FAST!
 And so teeny.  This one isn't much larger than the nail head in the background!
Not to worry, this guy is just fine.  We discovered - quite by accident - that the only way to get them to stay still is to put them on their backs.  Then they looked so pathetic that we had to turn them back over out of sheer pity.  We *think* they are baby toads, but their toes look very frog-like.  Any experts out there?


Runs With Scissors said...

This is a howl! Did they escape from a neighbor's pond? I can't keep frogs in my pond, they are probably all over this neighborhood by now!

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Ah Jennie, the one laying on it's back cracked me up :D

I haven't a clue at that age which they are, but I know they sure are cute!

Hope you've had a happy day my dearie :o)

Take care lovely lady!

Ribbons Undone said...

Awwww--they're so cute!

Ribbons Undone said...

Oh no, Jennie, I missed your birthday! I am so sorry. I hope you had a great day! I'm so proud of your "work in progress" -- way to go!!!

Jennie said...

Karen- I have no idea where they came from! We've had tons of rain, so around here the possibilities are endless... there's a small stream that runs behind our property, and we also have a {covered} swimming pool that tends to accrue frog eggs...I'd like to keep one of these as a pet. So cute!

teanotea said...

You might try looking through the Virginia Herpetological Society's catalog. They have lots of pictures. You might even try emailing them and asking if they can help you identify the little guys.

You can also email pictures to your local fish and wildlife department, and they'll be glad to do identifications for you.