Operation Frog

Once upon a time there was a water feature in my garden, which faded into memory as the garden went wild … and now as Bruce is clearing up the mess, he rediscovered the water tank which used to house the pump for the water feature. The reason I’m telling you this is because we were trying to remove the tank and in the process realised there were 2 frogs living in it! Quite a surprise to us as it’s not a pond by any stretch of the imagination and until recently was pretty much buried under a load of branches and leaves etc. Anyway we’d already damaged the tank in the process of trying to remove it so there was no way we could just leave the frogs there, so operation frog transplant began! If you’ve been reading Bruce’s blog, you’ll know that there’s a fairly new pond in our village in a new little nature area created by the village council (I think). So we figured that lovely new pond would be a much better home for our new froggy friends. We found a handy fishing net that had been lurking in the house from a time when the kids liked trying to catch things in the local river, and I managed to catch the frogs and put them in a bucket of water. We then carried it round the village to the pond and popped them in. It was all very exciting and my daughter was very proudly in charge of the bucket! Of course … there are photos!

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Maybe next year, some of the tadpoles will be the offspring of Mr & Mrs Frog 🙂

By Suzy Shipman

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    1. I saw them earlier in the garden then spent the rest of the day being very careful where I stood and digging out the water feature 😀


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