Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Frog Project

One thing that has amazed my in our Frog Project is just how quickly they change!  We picked them up on a Friday evening, and they pretty much only looked like teeny, tiny little sperm tadpoles.

He already had very small legs when we picked him up.

Within a week, his back legs had grown tremendously and even sprouted little front legs! He hopped out of the water for a split second and jumped right back in.  Within an hour, I could tell his tail was shrinking.  I never knew how quick the transformation was until speaking with the friend that started this whole mess.

Just after hopping out of the water.

Within an hour of hopping out.  Look how small his tail is now!
We left for a few hours to have lunch, run errands, and enjoy the sunshine.  We came home to THIS:

Creepy, but so cool at the same time! He was right on the edge of the bucket when we came home, and I'm so glad we had reinforced the clear cover over the bucket before leaving.  That creature would be missing in my house if we hadn't! Ew. 

Within about 10 minutes, it was time to release this guy into the wild. Well, not really the wild. But not in my house anymore. No way I was going to sleep another night under the roof of an escape artist.


Shannon said...

Such a neat idea! I remember doing this as a kid.

Tatiana said...

That's awesome. I bet your little man was excited to see the frog grow. Neat idea.