Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Gickers

These little guys were among the first we caught--and they are certainly the most abundant variety of frog in our back yard this time of year. In fact, they are so prolific that we had to name them in batches. The first set we caught were all members of the Weasley family, one day they were all Death Eaters, etc.. They are--as best we can tell--cricket frogs. They have a distinctive call that sounds like "gick gick gick gick gick," so Owen and I nicknamed them "gickers." They are difficult to photograph because they are so small, but we took a video today as we released twenty-three of them back into the canal.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Gickers! They remind me of the little frogs we heard in Puerto Rico but never saw.