Pacific tree frogs are showing up all over our yard these days, in varying sizes and often where you least expect them. A few days ago one hopped out of a lettuce I was cutting, landing first on the toaster, then the butter dish while I tried my best to catch it. (Alas, no photos of that!)
In a less extreme example, the other morning we were sipping our coffee on the deck when a frog suddenly appeared, heading straight towards my flip-flop-shod toes.
To cross our large deck must be a big journey for such a small animal, especially when there are potentially dangerous “giants” to contend with. As the frog neared my foot, it seemed to grow less decisive. I grabbed my camera, and I imagined its internal monologue as it went about its explorations.
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