Frogs vs. Snakes.
I have always been very fond of frogs, and was so pleased a few years ago when we had lots of them in our pond. Plenty of frog spawn, then plenty of tadpoles, then plenty of froglets. They all disappeared very quickly, and I soon found out why. We also seem to have a population of grass snakes.
Grass snakes are completely harmless, and are becoming much rarer, so I should feel happy that they seem to be thriving in our garden – but I like frogs more!
This year, there has been just one frog occupying the pond, and I have been trying to get a photo of him. Up until now he has been very shy, but today he decided to pose for me….
I just hope he or she stays alert, and evades the snakes. After all, snakes can eat many other things – they don’t have to pick on these lovely creatures.
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