Saturday, November 16, 2013

CHARLIE & THE TOAD FROGS

CHARLIE & THE TOAD FROGS

Last night while I was cooking dinner I looked out my kitchen window and saw Charlie pestering our resident toad that lives in the downspout drain pipe.  
I told him to stop and he came in the doggie door.
 I watched the toad and he hopped toward the doggie door.  Waited a few seconds and hopped again and then again, toward the doggie door.  I thought, "oh my gosh, is that frog coming after Charlie?".  I got the camera and after the flash, the frog turned away.  Whew!!  It is a very large frog.
A couple of years ago, a handyman installed a larger doggie door for Charlie.
 I saw Charlie sitting and staring at the doggie door.  There was a frog with it's feet on the opening and staring back at Charlie.
I wonder if the light inside the house attracts the frogs.  Maybe the plastic door reflects like it's water to the frog.  Wonder what the frogs see that attracts them.  
I don't think the frogs could push the doggie door open, so I'm not concerned about that.  It's just interesting that they're so brave.
Or, maybe they ARE coming after Charlie because he won't leave them alone!!

26 comments:

  1. Bonsoir chère amie,

    Peut-être que ce crapaud était-il un prince ?!... Il était vraiment énorme dites-moi !
    Je suppose aisément que votre Charlie soit impressionné et intrigué à la fois !...
    Gros bisous à vous et à votre ami à quatre pattes.
    Bon weekend !

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    1. MartineAlison's comment through google translator: "Hello dear,
      Maybe this toad was he a prince? ... It was really huge tell me!
      I can easily guess your Charlie is impressed and intrigued at the same time! ...
      Big hugs to you and your four-legged friend.
      Great weekend!"
      Ohhh, I hope there is a prince looking for me, not Charlie!! :)

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  2. We don't get to see too many toads around here, must be all the kitty cats keeping them away.

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    1. Or snakes! Also, if your neighbors are using chemicals on their yards, that will certainly do away with your frogs. I try to keep a chemical free environment around here.

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  3. We get frogs but for a short time and then they seem to disappear. Cute blog post!

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    1. Hmmm, wonder why they disappear. If there's no water, they can't lay eggs, so maybe that's why?

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  4. I had a doggie door and ended up with a possum in my laundry room. Be careful!!!

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    1. Oh my gosh!! I've had a doggie door for many years and I don't know if anything has come and gone. Hope I never see whatever it might be.But, Charlie's food is really close to that doggie door. Oh, dear!!

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  5. Hi Lynda
    I haven't seen a frog since I moved in town years ago? guess they don't come to the subdivisions much
    thanks for stopping by and seeing my santos doll I dressed up
    That little prairie dress was home made by someone else it was on the wooden doll when I founs her at goodwill last week

    Janice

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    1. That little santos was so pretty!
      If neighbors are using chemicals, that could be a reason you don't have frogs. Also, they need water for laying eggs.

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  6. We get frogs in the pool and the dogs love to hunt them down. YUCK!

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    1. When my other little yorkies fooled with frogs, they would foam at the mouth and I would have to wash their mouths out. I guess the frogs have some kind of defense. fluid..? That pool must be like a lake to them!

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  7. Hi Lynda the answer to your question about the blog hop is in the contact me section back on my blog. One of the other gals posted the answer for you. Thanks!!

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  8. Oh how cute is this. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  9. That is so funny and so cute! My Charlie is a cat so he doesn't get out to chase anything! Thanks for linking to TTF!

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    1. It is very interesting!! Animals do seem to connect/one way or another.

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  10. Sweet he lives in your downspout. Hope he doesn't make it inside :)
    Always great having you share at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessing,
    Cindy

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    1. I do like him living there, too. It's fun to observe nature.

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  11. Cute post, Lynda! Life offers us a smile or two every day, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a wonderful new week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Yes, especially with all of these animal personalities. And, I'm always watching.

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  12. Sounds like Charlie may have a new playmate. lol! Watching the two of them would be great entertainment! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It was funny and very interesting! I love to observe animal behavior.

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  14. Hopefully it is not a 'bufus marinus'?-probably not.

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    1. I checked on Google and it's not, thank goodness!! The markings are very different and more like a toad frog. It's been interesing, though.

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