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MenOZiscences - reviewing the Down Under Parts

On the matter of critters, this little fella turned up on the kitchen window one hot day...

It is a Peron's Tree Frog and is a familiar voice here-abouts. A loud 'laughing' croak, which is sometimes mistaken for cicada or cricket.

Due to being in the bright light, most of it's colour had drained - but you can see the deep emerald markings if you look carefully. Another defining marker is the cross of the iris. Only two frog species have this formation of the eye - and the other is not found up in the hills.

I moved him along into the pots under the bougainvillea, where it was much cooler and a tad damper. There was also a snake one morning. I didn't see it, Emm did. The way she described it, I think it was this fella. It's a happening place, the suburban Sydney garden!

All images © Yamini MacLean


  1. Reminds mom of the 1960's song
    Let me in wee ooop wee oopp.
    He is a most handsome prince disguised as a frog
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Wow cool!
    Gail wants to know if she can have one as a pet?
    As if I wasn't enough.
    Toodle pip!

    1. Hari OM
      Well, Bertie lad, that is not such a strange question as you may think... these frogs are indeed often kept as pets! You need not feel concerned at that pawsibility; I am certain your walks and other needs would not be interrupted by the presence of such a critter!!! Hooroo, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. What a beautiful discovery. Enjoy your day.

    Abby Lab

  4. We don't have much frogs around here. But I like watching the turtle in the summer time sitting on log floating in the pond.
    Coffee is on

  5. he is a cool looking frog!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. I bet it is a prince... but we have to kiss him to find it out :o)

  7. You're so kind to all the critters.

    We checked the link and got to wondering how humans figured out which snakes are poisonous and which aren't. Was it a case of X # of people were bitten and all survived - or all died? Don't worry, we don't expect an answer. We're just pondering. :)

  8. Wow, that is very different from a mouse! But Mara says they do squeak something terrible! I don't think I want to find out...

    Miss Oswin from Norway

  9. Frogs and snakes might not always be the best of friends. Non venomous is a good thing when speaking of snakes. namaste janice xx

  10. I love the ones that climb! You find them in interesting places.
    I'm glad you are home and safe!
    My son-in-law arrived home yesterday, after 2 weeks. I'm so glad. Our girls missed him. We have them for a week starting tomorrow!


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