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RE: OT/unusual visitor

  • Subject: RE: OT/unusual visitor
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 08:08:58 -0700

My four cats probably would have hit the window at the same time and
crashed right through. Must have been interesting to watch. At our last
house we used to have a toad that would sit outside the front door
catching the bugs that came to the porch light.
We also had an unusual frog visitor over the weekend. Husband dumped out
the outside dog water bowl - it's hooked to a faucet thingy that keeps
it full - and discovered a small frog in the bowl. It was definitely a
frog and not a toad, very strange since we don't have frogs here. No
idea how it got there. We decided we might as well put it in the pond. I
tried looking it up but I still don't know what it is, it had a stripe
across its eye like pictures of tree frogs but it was a tan/buff color,
not green. Hmmmm.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
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Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2009 1:55 PM
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Subject: [CHAT] OT/unusual visitor

Last night as we were sitting quietly, reading, after dinner, our gray
cat, Jane dashed across the room and up onto the back of Chet's
chair which sits beside a double window.  She was pawing at the
window and very excited.  I could see something on the outside of
the windowpane, and at first thought it was a large moth, but when
I looked closer, found it was a frog!  This creature was on the upper
pane of a large window, just like spiderman. We watched for a long
time.  He glided back and forth across the window slowly but with
apparent ease.  Sometimes he went onto the window frame, but
soon reappeared.  He must have been catching insects that were
attracted to the light shining through the window.  We hear a lot of
frogs this time of the year, but rarely see them, and I have never
seen one on a window before.  My zoology doesn't include frogs, so
I have no idea what kind he was - some sort of tree frog I suppose.
I can recognize the bull frogs and leopard frogs in the pond, but this
one was not one of them. Body about three inches with leg-span
another two inches as he stretched across the pane.  I have read that
frogs are decliningbecause of environmental problems, but we still
seem to have plenty of them around here.

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