Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Taking This Week Off

Sorry guys, but due to a hectic schedule I have to take this week off. Regular programming will resume on Monday, 6/16/08.

In the meantime, let me share with you our resident Cuban Tree Frog, FlyGirl. She is extremely tame and comes out to the same spot on our porch every night.

Cuban Tree Frogs are dangerous to our indigenous species and are killing off our native tree frogs. They also eat fish and other tadpoles as well as full grown frogs. Some experts recommend that they be killed humanely by capturing and freezing them or, if you can't bring yourself to do it, you can always make a pet of them.

So far, FlyGirl is allowed to roam free. We just can't bring ourselves to force her into captivity and certainly killing her is out of the question. She has a very sweet nature.

And remember Oscar? Here's a photo of him today (snapped with a cellphone camera). We found him cuddled up with my honorary daughter's stuffed toy bunny:


Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Take the break, enjoy yourself and come back refreshed no doubt!

The Lazy Iguana said...

So the "wet foot dry foot" policy applies to Cuban tree frogs as well??

Man I knew the Cuban lobby was powerful, but I had no idea it was THAT powerful!!!!

We still consider Mexican tree frogs illegals and deport them when they are found.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Lazy, We are overwhelmed by cuteness! She even lets us touch her! If all our illegal aliens were this cute, the border dispute would stop.

Daniel, ;o)

Deb said...

See ya when you return!

R2K said...

If you want to see the most dangerous invasive species ever, look in a mirror. For the evidence of the crime, look at your lawn, car, and shopping mall.