Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Little Frog That Did

In yesterday's post, we celebrated a little flower that has been showing off some of its best clothing during the month of December - not a small feat for a flower, even if we did bring it inside.

Today, we get to talk about a stow-away who came for the ride as we brought our houseplants back in for the Winter.

We suspect the culprit is the tree frog shown in the picture above.  In fact, we talked about this frog in this post on September 18.  However, we really have no way of knowing for certain.  


Well, we know the frog is in the house because it chirps at us once in a while.  But, we have yet to identify exactly where it is keeping itself.  I think we have narrowed it down to a few spider plants and another fairly bushy plant.  But, in true frog fashion, it shuts up when we come over to investigate.

In fact, we DID locate two other tree frogs that had come in with the plants weeks ago.

Ideally, we would have liked to have transported the little thing outside (just as we did the others) before it got so cold so it could do what frogs do - find a place to hibernate.  But, now?  Well, it's inside for the duration I guess.  If it stays in the plants, there will be moisture when we water.  And, I suspect we bring in a little food with our plants.  We won't spray the plants to kill whatever invertebrates that may have ridden in with the plants.  So.... I guess we just enjoy it when the frog chirps at us and hope it can get enough to eat and drink while it's with us.

This has not been the first, nor will it be the last frog that will 'invade' our farmhouse.  Some might remember that we had Skip, the frog hanging out around our egg washing station in the basement in September of 2019

We might as well accept that we have a new housemate until the plants go back outside in the Spring.  I hope it stays happy and chirps at us on and off when ever it feels like being social.

Hmmm.  I wonder if we should give this frog a name?


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