Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tree Frogs and Tornados

Mom was sitting working on the computer this morning when we first heard it - a sound like a duck in distress - quacking. She went outside thinking maybe a duck had landed in our yard - it is soooo windy today and she thought one might of got hurt.  We looked every where and couldn't find anything. She had just gone back inside and sat down when we heard it again - so off we went outside and this time - super sleuth ME found it. There tucked away in one of the potted plants was a Tree Frog. We had them here last year too but much later in the season and YES - the 'quacking' noise they make is the males calling for a mate.

As I mentioned it is also VERY windy today and in the high 80's - in fact we have just had the weather radio go off alerting us to a tornado watch. Mom hates these high wind and tornado warning days - mainly because they blew our fence down twice the year before last and it took weeks and lots of green papers to get fixed. Tomorrow a cold front is coming in dropping the temps back down to 55 which is what is causing all the instability at the moment.


  1. I love frogs! I'm always delighted when I find one among our plants or on the house. Just checked the radar and looks like we're in for thunderstorms. Poor Casper. They worry him greatly.

  2. Creepy hopping frogs! While Finn's a fan, I get so freaked out by them! I would have screamed and run away! Hope your weather gets calmer!!

  3. Our frogs and toads don't sound like that at all. WOW.

    Stay safe from the dangerous weather.

  4. Do Not lick the frog. Oh I have had bad experiences with that. Take it from me it is something you do not want to do. I hope ya all don't blow away and the fence stays up.

  5. Stay safe and warm. Hope the frogs are not blown about too much. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Shame on that tree frog for disturbing your quiet:)

    You have what we had yesterday for weather. We were under a tornado watch all day until about 10 at night. But it never got warm enough. We did get lots of rain and some noisy thunder and lightning overnight. Phantom was not a happy camper yesterday but today is another day. We hope the wind blows all the bad stuff far away from you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. we haven't heard our tree frogs yet cos it is tooo cold..we had storms and flooding yesterday.
    stella rose

  8. How cool. We never saw no frog before. It is very windy here too and we don't like it
    Benny & Lily

  9. He looks like our frogs. We love to harass them. Hope the high winds blow right passed you and leave you and your fence alone.

    XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy

  10. Wind is whipping here too. Hopefully tomorrow will be nice and calm.

    WHat a beautiful frog! Gorgeous color.

  11. Howdy mates, what a tricky little frog hehe. He is gorgeous though isn't he. Hope that wind stays away for you. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  12. Mom says she remembers those pretty green froggies when she used to live in Louisiana!
    We hope no tornadoes come your way, Reilly! Not ever!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Hehehe, a frog that acts like a duck?! That's too funny!! Did you try and eat it?! I think that I might have...

    Oh, I hope that you guys don't have any more tornado alarms and that the wind starts to calm down soon!!! Take care dudes!! :-D

  14. Frogs are cute...but from a distance :) Good luck with the weather! I hate tornados! Urr!

  15. Wows, you Moms is a master pic taker guys! That is a great froggie shot! Thou, I think it was really rude of him to quack in YOUR yardie...
    I hopes the wind calms for you guys, and the weather stays nice and spring-like. It is spring, right?

  16. I love frogs but tree frogs are my favourite. It's been years since I held one.

  17. We have a frog that lives in our garden..Daddy always nearly stands on him.. Stay safe xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  18. What a beautiful frog! Good job finding it! Stay safe in this crazy weather. Sure hope nothing takes your fence down again.

    Waggin at ya,

  19. The tree frog looks so green and pretty but my mom never lets me go near any frogs if there are some playing in my yard.



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