Saturday, April 23, 2011

FREE THE FROG ????


RIGHT.  According to 'ANONYMOUS' and WOMBAT we should free the frog before we manage to kill it.

So... who agrees?

Do we release it and hope it lives after the trauma of being in our home... or do we keep it and hope it lives???

While we all ponder that....

We will get ready for Joshua and Damien to arrive on the Airport Shuttle Bus from Whitianga....

ONWARD...


ABOVE:  Joshua and Damien arrived bright and early this morning... 9.45 in fact!  Luckily we were all up...  no plans for the day except RELEASE THE FROG!  (Griffin is 6 months younger than his cousin Joshua, who is standing beside Brylee!)

We are going to take the frog down to the Botanic Gardens where there is a small lake.  It should do well there. 

 ABOVE:  Here we go... off to free froggy...

ABOVE:  in he goes...

ABOVE:  He lingered for about 30 seconds... 

ABOVE:  ... then he was gone and we were left with just ripples on the lake.  He's got a rather nice new home don't ya think?

 ABOVE:  A new section of the Botanic Gardens...  up by the shade sail are vents ... which spew a fine mist every minute or so...

ABOVE:  it looks pretty awesome .... a really lovely addition to the gardens.

WOMBAT:  If Froggy had 'family' in our backyard it's just tough tits for him... I'm sure he can find a new girlfriend (or boyfriend) in his new  home!   lol

End of Day:  a pleasing effort on me sewing today... and have spent the evening chilling out in front of the telly... reading a few new blogs... I really shouldn't!  I already follow so many... *sigh*
DIET: ikkkk
nite nite.

19 comments:

  1. As I said yesterday free it as well....

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  2. Yes, please free the frog asap. It won't survive long if you don't. They are becoming very rare in the wild, in fact they are on the verge of extinction.

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  3. Yep, FREE THE FROG!!!

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  4. Oh, definitely free the frog! Animals and reptiles like him really do not do well in captiity...he will die if you keep him!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  5. Anonymous9:13 AM

    Please please free the frog - it should be in the wild.....

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  6. OK, since you asked... I say free the frog. They carry germs and with a baby in your house frequently, they are best left outside.

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  7. OH so cute! Call it froggey, that name reminds me of Em :) Now I want a frog/s! Gona do some research and find out what to do... they are so cool :-)Keep the frog, surely you cant unintentionally kill this?? It may need a playmate tho, would suck being an only pet.

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  8. I say free the frog before A: the dogs eat it B: Emily eats it or it is a girl frog and has baby frogs!!!!

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  9. Chris, The frog can live very sucessfully inside in the right environment. (nice enclousure that is damp and does not get direct sunlight). I have had two frogs in my classroom since the start of the term (and at home for three weeks before that) and they are doing great so they don't just 'die' inside as some have suggested but can live just fine. (would need to be feed bugs and I buy fly food which are eggs that hatch into flies from the pet shop for the ones I have.

    When I was in Auckland I kept frogs in the classroom for most of the year until someone put their aquarium under a window and the sun cooked them to death one weekend, so they do need the right enviroment but certainly not impossible to create.

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  10. Glad to hear Kermit is being released into the wild!

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  11. Love the frog being set free!!

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  12. Anonymous3:40 PM

    Thank you for freeing the frog! He has a beautiful new home instead of being cramped up in a glass prison! I just hope he didn't have family in your backyard... WOMBAT

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  13. Hi Chris , Thanks for joining my site . I read your blog in the best NZ accent I can muster . I,m English , 6 g,children 2 gg ,grandchildren , but nowhere over the hill in outlook or vitality , Well sometimes I feel knackered .

    Your youngsters look nice kids .
    I only know about garden frogs . but your one looked real happy to be swimming
    At present I,m also trying to escape from this spare tyre round my waist--cottonreel

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  14. Ohhh, how cute!

    Well guess what? We were about to free our baby nice. No need to. They escaped in our house!

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

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  15. Glad you let him go!

    Nice pics of the Botanical Garden!

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  16. Good for you, Chris. I do think you made the right decision to let the little frog go back into the wild. He/she looked happy to be out in the world again, and those botanical gardens are beautiful...I'm sure the frog will be very happy there! ;o)

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  17. That frog has such personality! That place is gorgeous! My son is way bigger than other kids too.

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  18. Oh! I am SO HAPPY that the froggy got a new home! You have made my day! I have been too scared to click on your blog and read it in case there was BAD FROG NEWS!

    Thanks Chris! :D You're a legend!

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  19. I've been away so I hadn't read your blog for a few days.

    OMG! I am soooo jealous! That froggy was beautiful! One thing I hate about Adelaide is the lack of Frogs. In Qld they were so plentiful that you couldn't step out your back door without almost literally stepping on a frog. Here they don't exist due to urban sprawl. But your fellow was lovely. I am so glad you did the right thing and let him go.

    I have a half-hearted request in for a terrarium with a frog for Mother's Day... don't like my chances though...

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