Monday, March 17, 2008

Frog in the bath

I was delighted when my better half informed me she'd just found a frog in the bath. I have no idea how it got there but since, like most rainfrogs, it was tiny it could've got in by a number of means.


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As you can see it has red eyes which is a (predictable) give away for the Red-eyed rainfrog, Eleutherodactylus antillensis (we have a couple of species from this genus).


frog2

It wasn't the most cooperative subject so these next two are shot where he landed. As an indication of scale that's a computer power lead he's sat on and he's probably about full size (ie tiny).

frog3


I like this shot as you get a really good view of both those marvellous red-eyes and his spectacular griptastic toepads.

4 comments:

Sparverius said...

Very cool. I'd love to find a frog in my bath!

John said...

That's a cute little frog. I have never found a frog in my bath.

tai haku said...

Thanks guys - he is cute!

Lest anyone get confused I should perhaps have added that the bath was empty of both water and people at the time for the sake of clarity!

Mel said...

Nice! What a pair of big eyes! Makes it look cute :)