This morning, I went outside to turn on the sprinklers. Because it's usually dark, I use a flashlight to see exactly what I'm stepping on. As I pass the fish pond, I always shine it in the water because it's interesting to see the fish in the dark.
As I looked in the fish pond, I saw someting out of the corner of my eye. It was large, flat, beige and swimming straight for the bottom to hide under some foliage. I kept looking for it and finally saw a large toad frog. I know I have one that lives under the rocks around the pond. I must have startled it and it jumped in the water.
Did you know that toad frogs can swim? They mate in the water and lay their eggs in the water, thus tadpoles.
Nature is fascinating.