Friday, December 01, 2006

Territorial frog

We have a homing frog in the little fernery next to the house,
I have a waterwell pot with a scraggy looking fishbone fern, it's been there for years and is pretty ordinary, sometimes I remember to water it and fill the well.

Waterwells have a black plastic tube running from the top of the pot into the well at the bottom, if you keep the well full then the water is supposed to draw up into the bottom of the pot keeping the plant watered but not too wet.

I was pouring water down the tube when I noticed a little leg scrabbling on the clear side of the well, there was a frog inside the tube.
I carefully unscrewed the well and took him up to the pond in the new fernery, nice cool dank with water hyacinths and weed already for a frog inhabitant.

A few days later, filling the well again (it's been hot!) he's back in the tube - don't ask how I know it's the same frog, I just do!
Took him out again and back to the pond.

You guessed it! he's back in the pot.
How on earth he navigates his way across our yard and into the same pot beats me.
He probably curses me when I go out to water, "here's comes that damn woman again, I hope she leaves me alone this time"

so I have....

and you will just have to take my word for it that this is a frog's bum....

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Crystal said...

I want to make a friendly comment but the entire thing leaves me speechless.

A frog is such a wonderful thing - what a good Christmas gift to receive.

( ... maybe there are two froggies? keep an eye out for tadpoles)

Erica said...

well there would have to be three frogs, I moved him twice and there are other water wells in the fernery, why this pot? don't understand frogs psyche at all.
we get lots of tadpoles, theoretically we should be living in the middle of a plague of frogs