Thursday, April 26, 2007
Bullfrog Tadpole Grows Up
I don't pay attention to them much, but my daughter takes care of her animals pretty well. She gets on the internet and finds out what they eat and what kind of water they need and just does it. She's had a crayfish named Larry for about six months who's molted twice and seems to be trucking along just fine. She's got a couple of mail order leopard frog tadpoles in her frog tank. In another tank she's been keeping some bullfrog tadpoles that she collected at Grandma's house in Indiana. Yesterday she found the male (Billy) dead underneath some rocks in the tank. But Cindy up there sprouted front legs this morning and was floating on a lego ship that Josie made for her. I hope that Josie will let her live out the remainder of her life in our new koi pond, and I'll appeal to whatever little bit of compassion the kid has, but if not, and her frog dies, she may learn a valuable lesson. If the frog lives a good long time under Josie's care like little Larry, then I'll learn a valuable lesson.