Thursday, July 18, 2013

Theme Thursday: Bright

You know how flies and moths are attracted to bright lights at night?  Well so are little tree frogs.  Two nights ago Bryan and I decided to go for a swim after we put the girls to bed.  In the super bright light of the pool I spotted a frog on the coping, but he looked like he had blue stripes.  Bryan was convinced that it was poisonous and didn't want me to touch it.  I love to pick up frogs when I find them.  So it took a lot for me not to grab the little frog.

On our way into the house I noticed we had a few more frogs on the sliding glass door.  But because of the blinding spot light we have right next to the door they still looked like they had blue stripes.  Once we got in the house I turned off the lights and grabbed my camera so I could get a few pictures of the cute frogs.  Turns out that you can see them much better when you shine a bright flashlight on them from below.  And the added benefit of shining a light on them is you get to see them eat the little bugs that are attracted to the light.  I felt like I had my own personal nature documentary playing out on my sliding glass door.  

I think this is my favorite frog picture from that night.  If I had my camera with me when I laid down on the couch about 30 minutes later I would have taken some pictures of the frog who snuck into our house!  I thought we had a cricket on the floor (I'm terrified of them!) and then I realized after I screamed that it was a frog.  At that point Bryan was freaking out and asking me to pick it up and get it out of the house.  Of course, I was still worried that he was poisonous since Bryan had made such a big deal about the frogs earlier.  I ended up trapping the frog in a cup and sent Bryan to release him into the front yard.  These little frogs are super tiny.  They're about the size of my thumbnail.

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  1. I LOVE frogs, especially of the tree variety! We live deep in the city but you can still hear frogs at night. It's comforting to me.

    By the way, I love that dress Katie is wearing in her picture.

  2. Cool I wish we had interesting nature. We don't. Did you end up researching if they were poisonous or not?

  3. I think I am with Bryan on this one since interiorly I keep saying, "Don't touch it!" ;-) But I admit you got a nice shot!

  4. I wouldn't have guessed that they are that small! At first I laughed that you like frogs but are afraid of crickets, but then I thought about it and realized I'm the same way :)


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