Montana Outdoors

July 9, 2010

Little Buddy

Filed under: Animals — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:55 pm

On a small patio at the back of the house, we keep a couple of saws, a small table saw and a radial arm saw because we are still doing some remodeling and other home improvements, and when they are not in use I cover them with a tarp.

Tree frog story

Tree frog story

To keep the tarp from blowing off, I set a few pieces of wood on it.

Tree frog story

If you look very closely along the bottom right of the 4 X 4 in the preceding photo you can barely see someone peeking out from under it. Here’s a closer look:

Tree frog story

He is (I guess) a little tree frog and here are a few pictures of him.

Tree frog story

Tree frog story

Tree frog story

(That’s a dime for size perspective.)

Tree frog story

He has chosen that particular spot for a reason that he alone knows and gets up there by some way that he alone knows. Over a dozen times now I have moved him to a flower bed nearby that has lots of ground cover for him to hide in when I needed to use the saws. The very next day, he is back again in that same spot under the piece of 4 X 4. Now, moving our Little Buddy has become a routine first step in starting a work session.

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28 Comments »

  1. I think you’ve become his “Skipper!” ;o) Cute little thing – and wow – teeny!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — July 9, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    • He has become used to my moving him and seems quite content to be held now. Rather strange pet, huh!

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      Comment by montucky — July 9, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

  2. He’s so tiny and pretty cute. How funny that you can hold him.

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    Comment by Candace — July 10, 2010 @ 2:27 am

    • It’s pretty cool that he’s so tame. I suppose by now though he knows I won’t hurt him.

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      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

  3. He is a cute little thing. Funny how they will pick a spot and make it theirs. Last year a tree frog took up under the hood of our propane tank and the first thing my husband’s grandson’s would do when they came to visit is go check on him. He is not there this year, though the boys still go and look everytime they come.

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    Comment by kateri — July 10, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    • Last summer we had one that would stay under the lid of our BBQ. I always had to watch out for him!

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      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

  4. In Georgia, that would have been a fine place for a snake.

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    Comment by knightofswords — July 10, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    • Our snakes here aren’t much for climbing. I’ve seen quite a few this year, but none around the house and no rattlers yet.

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      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

  5. I almost didn’t want to look, I thought it was going to be a snake!
    He is cute.

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    Comment by sandy — July 10, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    • I think these little ones are cute too. They are harmless and actually I think they eat a lot of mosquitos.

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      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

  6. Well, there you go. A spot where the frog can retain a lot of moisture, avoid big feet, and get moved to a good location every day. What more would a frog want?

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    Comment by Carolannie — July 10, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    • And there I thought I had him trained. Maybe it was the other way around?

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      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

  7. What a tiny little cutie! I enjoy frogs but we don’t have many at all here (man-made lakes).

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 10, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    • We have many species here in the streams, lakes and ponds. I have no idea though where these tiny ones come from, how they got here or how they live, but they do. I would have thought it was too dry for them around the house, but apparently not. Perhaps it’s all of the flower beds and ground cover.

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      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

  8. If he is going to lay around like that I would have to put him too work πŸ˜‰

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    Comment by Bernie Kasper — July 10, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    • He probably wouldn’t do much more than I do, Bernie. Hardly worth the effort. And then you have to think about the “frog labor” laws and the amphibian unions too.

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      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

  9. Oh what a cutie little froggie! I love frogs. Looks like it found shelter to keep it safe.

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    Comment by Anna — July 11, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    • For whatever reason, he has found a spot that pleases him. He certainly is safe there.

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      Comment by montucky — July 11, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

  10. How cool!

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    Comment by Patia — July 11, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    • Just a cute little critter who’s becoming a part of the family.

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      Comment by montucky — July 11, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

  11. what a sweet little thing! I like the dime for size. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by juls — July 12, 2010 @ 12:13 am

  12. I love it when you put something in size perspective! I didn’t realize this little buddy was so small! funny how he keeps coming back to that spot…

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    Comment by silken — July 14, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    • I know I should do the size perspective more often. This little guy was patient enough to let me get away with it.

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      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

  13. Amazing little guy… very nice story! (have not been posting much to my blog the past month or so because of a nasty troll who persists in trying to post pornographic comments… but I’ve decided to ignore him and have posted a couple this past week and hope to be a bit more regular from now on)

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    Comment by Victoria — July 15, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    • What a shame that someone would do that! There’s no reason and no excuse for it! I’m glad you will resume posting!

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      Comment by montucky — July 15, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

  14. What a cute little frogling.
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    We’ve a lot of ’em here – though not tree frogs. Our pond this spring just past had… I think it was just over 100 frogs a-courting, and so later in the year we’re going to be in for a much higher count of them.

    Bruce found one living in the greenhouse a few days ago. We don’t know how it got in. He wanted to move it to the pond, but it said, “no! I don’t want to go to the pond!” So he left it were it was. It’s very warm in their with high humidity and it’s obviously got a taste for the bugs that like our food plants, so it’s doing us a favour by living there.

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    Comment by absurdoldbird — July 21, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    • I don’t know where these little guys come from or how or where exactly they live, but I enjoy seeing them and listening to them. We have some big frogs around in the ponds and small streams too. I’m glad to have them around too for the insects they eat. Also like to have a snake or two in residence to control the mouse population, but I don’t think any stay here, just visit.

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      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2010 @ 10:44 pm


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