I Caught a FROG

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
September 8, 2010 6:35am CST
. THIS ONE IS FOR U , OPLA, LOL. I was sweeping off my carport yesterday & spotted a little baby frog. FIRST THOUGHT, my grandson of course. I thought i wish he was here to see it, he loves any kind of animal. We caught a butterfly mon. when he was here just long enough for him to say he had caught one. He was so gentle w/it, let me hold it & then we turned him loose. S0000000, I go in my storage room , get a fruit jar & proceed to catch a frog. Get this picture in your mind, lol. I called my son & ask if i could come show Ryan the frog, he said yes so away i went. He loved it & we turned it out in his yard. I had put a few drops of water in the jar w/him & ryan asks, bobo, did he pee in that jar.. I love that little boy so much. Have U caught a frog lately??
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Sep 10
used to get tadpoles but no frog. seems like my wild life here has left my yard I dont even see all the birds that used to come around to drinkwater or just to sing on the power lines behind my house!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
Hi Joan, thanks for responding. That was the first time i had seen a frog in forever. I haven't had the birds i usually do rither. I wonder if this gosh awful heat we have had all summer has anything to do w/it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Sep 10
am not sure as your heat sort of equaled this year what we usually have with out the humidity we usually get up to 123 we didnt this year so I dont know where my irds have gone as they did live in my trees
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
I hope our high heat is gone for good. It's still hot but nothing like it was.
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
8 Sep 10
I used to catch frogs when I was younger, but I haven't caught one recently. Mark (my husband) is the catcher of all creatures big and small. He is forever catching all types of little creatures. He and Meghan always are outside with the wildlife. LOL They did catch a frog about a week ago. They didn't keep it, they just played with it for a while and let it go. I know Ryan must have been excited when you showed him the frog! Good for you for catching that frog! I could just picture me trying to run around catching a hopping frog...lol Have a great day Jo! Oh, and by the way, went "junking" this weekend. I actually bought nothing :-( However, Mark did find a bunch of goodies.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
Hi Gerri, thanks for responding.I use to catch them to when we were kids. I don't know when i'd ever seen one before yesterday. Ryan was excited. He's sooooo sweet. Seems as if your meghan is a daddy's girl. That's sweet he takes the time to do things w/her. I don't remember my dad doing things like that w/us. It was a sight to see i'm sure me w/my walking stick trying to catch the little devil, lol. Awww, what did mark find? How come u didn't find anything? I never went junking w/out finding something i wanted, lol. Guess u have more willpower than i have. Know u had fun tho. Envy u getting to go. It's great u & mark like to junk together.
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• United States
9 Sep 10
We actually went to a flea market on Mont Eagle..I guess that is bit too far away from you. I really wasn't feeling all that great when we went, so I guess my heart really wasn't into it. I was hoping we would get out to the Nashville area. I have been wanting to get out in the area southwest of Nashville. There are so many little tiny towns, you usually can find great bargains. Oh, and yes, Mark does do a lot with the kids. My dad was never an "outside" dad and I don't remember him really doing a lot of outside activities with us. I think it would drive my dad crazy when I would go outside and play in the mud. He would always say "you are a girl, don't act like a boy". Have a great day.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Good morning, mont eagle is a long way from me. Nashville is 3 hrs. away from me. I have a friend that lives in nashville that is a big junker.She sells on ebay & has a booth somewhere there in a antique mall. She has beautiful things. I can find out what mall she is in if u want me to. My favorite things to do when i was little was make mudpies. When i was at my bigmama's she let us do that all the time. I don't really remember doing it at home. Guess that was one of the many no, no's there.
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• India
9 Sep 10
Why do I need to catch a frog, when I can see it anytime in the mirror? I always loved animals in my childhood. The only creature that I don't like is snake. Oh, did I mention? I hate spiders. They are hairy. I don't like hairy people. When I seat at my desk and write something in my computer a pair of sparrows come chirping in the balcony. They are never afraid of me. Probably they know that I don't hate them. Hate begets hate. I once yelled at a dog and the dog barked at me. Since then I haven't hated any animal, except of course the snakes and the spiders. I am trying to be kind even to the dogs that steal shoes from downstairs. I am becoming an animal-rights-activist. Thanks. God bless you.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Thanks for your interesting response. If that's u on your avarar u don't look like a frog to me. U appear very handsome so don't be putting yourself down. There will be plenty of others to do that for u, lol.
• India
9 Sep 10
You mean frogs?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Whatever,. U have a good one, frogs or who or whatever.
@BarBaraPrz (19829)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Sep 10
Haven't caught any frogs, but saw a little milk snake the other night on my front walk. First time ever I saw a snake here.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
OH MY, I wouldn't have tried to catch that, lol. Thanks for responding. Hope your day is going great.
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@BarBaraPrz (19829)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Sep 10
It really wasn't very big, maybe 10" long, but pretty.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
I don't think i'd ever think a snake was pretty, lol.
@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Sep 10
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY I have had a few frogs turn up in my garden but not this year funnily enough. Last year I took the boys out for a walk and we walked through this field that was full of baby frogs. We were able to catch them quite easily but let them go soon after. I have a feeling we might have trod on a fair few of them as every step we took we would see one or two it was really weird.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I hardly ever see one anymore. That's why i was so determined to catch that one for ryan to see. I can't imagine a field of them. Would have loved to seen that myself. Thanks for responding.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Can't say that I have caught a frog lately though. My nephews did though. They moved in to a new house (well not new, but new to them) that is across from a field and they found a few little frogs in their basement window wells. Of course they had to grab them up and wanted to keep them but their Dad made them let them go.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
thanks for responding. Little boys like to do things like that, guess grannies do to, lol. I'm glad he made them turn them lose. Wouldn't want to hurt little things like that.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Oh that boy...you know me and my girls Jo..there is always a frog in the mix somewhere...lol.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Hey Jen, u hit the nail on the head, oh, that boy. I'm glad u & the girls have a good time to. GO VOLS!!
@bunnybon7 (36482)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Sep 10
not for years. but i used to be such a tomboy and soon found out you really cant keep them. sorry to say, on dry land they are usually toads. my cousins used to warn me they would cause warts. no idea where this came from but i never got warts from holding and playing with a toad for a while.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
We always called them toad frogs where i grew up but whatever, i stand corrected, lol. I always heard if they peed on u , u would have warts.. Thanks for responding. Hope u have a good night. hugs.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
little kids here catch frog (like how to catch fish using a bait) almost everyday and try to sell them to folks who eat or like to eat frog legs (it is a common delicacy here to eat bullfrog.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Good morning & thanks for your response. This was just a little baby frog. I like frog legs & fish. Like to go fishing myself. Have a great day.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
9 Sep 10
How nice of you to do that for Ryan! It is obvious how much you love him! “Did he pee in the jar?” I love that! Your little grandson sounds so darn cute! I have never managed to catch a frog although I did spot a little one and managed to show it to my daughter when she was around four but we had no luck in catching it which is just as well because she probably would have been way too rough with it!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
HI PAULA, thanks for your response & your kind words. I'm sure i was quite a site trying to catch this one for ryan to see, lol. He is very special to me.Hope u have a happy day.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Hi Antique, No I haven't caught a frog lately but your discussion does make me think of my grandson. This summer, well...spring actually, he came up to my place with a container of lizards. His mom...my daughter was upset. She said, "mom, shouldn't we release them into the wilderness where they belong?" I was like yes, we should but only after we enjoy them. we kept them captive for the day and then we went on a walk and released them back into their own habitat where they belong.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Hi Sid, thanks for responding. Sounds like we have another doting grandmother, lol. Aren't they special!!! Happy days to u & enjoy that grandson.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
9 Sep 10
I have not seen any frogs around here in years. We used to see toads but haven't seen any of them recently, either. Maybe that is because we have been so diligent about emptying anything holding water to keep down the mosquitoes.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Good morning Bellis, thanks for responding. I hadn't seen in a frog in forever. Didn't figure ryan had ever seen one that's why i caught it. Mosquitoes are awful here. Everytime i go outside they think they are having a picnic. Guess it's because i'm so sweet,lol.
8 Sep 10
next door had a pond in his front garden, (unfortunately all filled in now) and the frogs would come over to us, they seem to 'smell ' water and i used to find them in plant pots or containers with water in. i always set them free, especially if my cats are about. the funniest time, was one summer very late at night. i was out watering the plants in the dark, ( i had worked late) i had a torch and was shining it on the plants, and suddenly there was this reflective shine. i looked more closely and there was this large frog looking back at me from a plant pot. i know they have no expression but his eyes looked terrified, so i left him alone and in the morning he had hopped it. another time during the day this time, i was sorting out the pots round my greenhouse, it had been raining quite hard, so i tipped out this very long pot and 3 frogs came out. they hid round the greenhouse all afternoon, but it was fascinating to watch them, i also had to guard them from my cats !! i am glad to hear your grandson is gentle and kind with animals, very sweet.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
Thanks for your response. I enjoyed it. I had not seen a frog in forever till yesterday. Sounds like u are very kind to animals to. I'm glad my grandson is that way. We all love animals .
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
8 Sep 10
Lol Jo the last time we saw one was in my Daughters Shoe which was about 6 years ago she got a big scare so did the Frog lol I did try not to laugh
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
Hey, it's o.k. to laugh at me, i laugh at myself. In her shoe, omgosh that would probably had scared me to. Glad i gave u a chuckle. Thanks for responding. Hope u & gissi are doing o.k. hugs
@Kojigirl (188)
8 Sep 10
No, I haven't caught a frog lately, but most nights I put out some catfood just outside my kitchen door here in rural Wiltshire, England, and I have a hedgehog that comes around for a meal. They eat snails and slugs (like a shell-less snail)and if I put the food out early enough it gets covered with the snails and slugs and the hedgehog gets two meals for one trip. When he first showed up he was a young thing, rather small, and I know he lives under the neighbour's shed and comes in through a gap in the fence. He's lovely. I've named him Spiny Norman after the hedgehog from Monty Python, and I've often just stood in the doorway and watched him clean his plate. I think it's wonderful that you do things like that for your grandson. It's only by experiencing nature while they're young that children learn to appreciate the world around us and all the wonderful little things that so many never notice at all.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
tHANKS FOR YOUR NICE RESPONSE & WELCOME TO MYLOT. i HOPE U ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DO. I enjoyed your story about norman, cool. I hate old slugs, wonder why they were ever invented, lol. My grandson loves all kinds of animals, butterflies anything outsode. Year before last my yard was covered in little red ladybugs & he had more fun catching them. Of course we turned them lose but we spent an afternoon doing that. Wish they would come back. Have a good one.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 10
I have not tried catching frogs. Your grandson must be overjoyed that bobo has caught a frog for him.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
Hi Zandi, nice to hear from u, it's been awhile. Hope everything is going good for u. He was excited about the frog. He's a sweetie.
@arakawaii (271)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
First reaction "eeeww" do you usually catch frogs. Cause I really don't, I'm a little not so good with animals specially frogs...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 10
No, i don't make a habit of catching frogs, lol. I very seldom ever see one. He was proud to see it. Thanks for responding.