Sunday, April 18, 2010
Realised I hadn't watered for a few days because of the rain but that some of the new plants I bought last weekend were used to being watered every day so thought I would give everything a bit of a drink. Anyway while pottering around I decided to spread out some of the sugarcane mulch which had been constantly blown around by the wind. There was a big bunch of it near one of my roses. I got a bit of a surprise as the "earth" moved. Frog! ugly looking thing. I wonder if it's the same sort as the one that has been making the noise? it was about 3-4 m from where the noise always comes from. After this I went back to where I'd been hearing the "kitten" sound because with the watering it had started up again. I'm guessing close to midnight there's a bit of damp and so it starts. By watering I'd made things damp and it was set to call again. Anyway I had a bit of a fossick around in the sugar cane mulch where the sound was coming from. It is quite thick there and as I moved some there was a distinct squeal like I'd touched or pushed something. It made me jump and squeal as well. :) After I recovered I had a good look and a dig but there was no sign of anything. It has to be a frog. But it might not be the same as the other one. I never heard the other frog make a sound. All last night "kitten" frog kept up it's call.
I have to say I'm very pleased to think that the builders sand is beginning to look nice and healthy and am very thrilled to think that it has a vote from at least 1 frog.