e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,
e_moon60
e_moon60

  • Mood:

Toad Sex

We finally got rain (1.7 inches, a rescue rain but only for awhile)  on Tuesday.  Last night toads took over the lily pond, trilling away in an ecstasy of toadly romance.

Well, they call it trilling, in the books, but Gulf Coast Toads in full voice go "Aaaaannnnhhhh!" in a loud nasal sound.  I expect the neighbors don't like it.  Tough.  Leopard frogs are quiet in comparison (they go "Grunk.  Grunnnnk"  on a much lower pitch.

Anyway.

This morning, just now in fact, a rather dissipated-looking toad came hopping home slowly, apparently exhausted by its night of passion, back to the cover of the shade along this side of the house and its bed of damp leaves.

Gotta give those toads a curfew.   Coming home after daybreak, for shame!!
Tags: willdlife
Subscribe

  • Why the Gaps?

    So it's been, um, a month and a day since a post. What kind of way is that to do social media, someone will ask. LifeStuff. Pressure of work and…

  • "Coffee with the Author" podcast from April 16

    Here's the link to the interview with Jennifer Stayton of KUT...we had fun. I wish I hadn't started with a frog in my throat, but at least it…

  • A Week of Pages

    All last week and until an hour or so ago, I was working on page proofs. Page proofs, for the non-writers here, are what you get after the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 14 comments

  • Why the Gaps?

    So it's been, um, a month and a day since a post. What kind of way is that to do social media, someone will ask. LifeStuff. Pressure of work and…

  • "Coffee with the Author" podcast from April 16

    Here's the link to the interview with Jennifer Stayton of KUT...we had fun. I wish I hadn't started with a frog in my throat, but at least it…

  • A Week of Pages

    All last week and until an hour or so ago, I was working on page proofs. Page proofs, for the non-writers here, are what you get after the…