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I was mowing the lawn this late morning/early afternoon, and saw what I swear I think was a leopard frog hopping out of a stand of dense grass (in amongst the pile of holly bushes that my mother had me haul into the back and leave a couple of weeks ago).

A toad wouldn't have surprised me, but this certainly looked like a leopard frog--I didn't think they went that far away from bodies of open water. There might be a puddle vaguely resembling a pond back in our woods, but this critter would've had to cross brambles and grass and quite a lot of distance, at least by frog standards, in order to reach this place. And why would it do that, when there's no open water nearer our house?

It sat for a while in the grass, and I turned off the mower and tried to get a picture, but I couldn't get my cellphone deployed in time.

Date: 2009-08-08 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ptyx.livejournal.com
I wish you could have photographed it. I have never seen a leopard frog! (Of course I can Google, but it wouldn't be the same thing.)

Date: 2009-08-08 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ap-aelfwine.livejournal.com
I'd only ever seen one fairly recently, myself, in the pond at one of the gardens I was photographing for the house tour here.

Here's a picture of that one:

Image (http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll268/ap_aelfwine/?action=view&current=StanbaughLeopardFrog.jpg)

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