No Wings on these Guests!

The big dogs get bored

with the tadpoles and frogs, so

it thrills them when they find this guy!

You probably can't tell his size in photos,

but he is between 3.5 and 4 feet long!

He has fake teeth painted on his face...real big!

His head is real tiny,

compared to his fat body!
He is fast, though,

especially when he slides into the water.

This guy can really swim!

The dogs don't have a chance....

but he leaves a GREAT musky smell behind for them,

and babies to find under stones all around the lake!

What more could a dog ask?

The Pool is Open!

The vernal pool is filled with guests enjoying the sun and water.

The dogs make the guests feel welcome

by chasing them around.

They seek out the new visitors who are shy,

like this guy who hides underwater at first.

Can you see him?

When the dogs come close, though...

he moves to the "frogs only" area of the pool.

Froggie may not want to play with the dogs,

but he knows they can't get him.

Here's another guest holding very still underwater

where Jumpy doesn't even notice.
While the terriers look for frog visitors,

the big dogs think another kind of guest is much more fun!

They can't wait

to show them to you in the next post!

Guest Book